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on 1 December 2010
Yes, this is a BIG book, over 800 pages. Actually, I read it about a year ago but didn't feel I'd got a good enough grasp on it to review it properly. It's taken me all this time to realise that, since I usually "get it", this wasn't necessarily my failing.
I normally get through books quite quickly, but this one, although written in story-style, seemed to take forever. It was both weird and somehow repetitive, apparently meant to be fractal.
I persevered because there were some challenging and intriguing concepts presented in the early part of the book (I was an ardent science fiction fan for a couple of decades, reading all the classics and many fringe novels, still keeping up a bit, as a nephew has inherited my addiction - and always appreciating new/weird/challenging views about lifestyles/cultures/belief systems as SF is particularly well-suited to introduce these; unfortunately, in this case "weird" means there were odd lifestyles presented but without anything particularly new or radical to relish).
Somehow, I felt, somehow, surely these early and intriguing concepts will be expanded upon, explained further in the remaining several hundred pages? No, the book just droned on and on, not really saying much that was new but saying it in many, many, many words.
The book does indicate sacred geometric relationships between objects in the galaxy, solar system and on our planet. It also purports to explain oddities such as the face on Mars, and why it was abandoned. The appendix includes drawings and graphics of how antigravity spaceships supposedly work, the alignment and building of megaliths, the meaning of some crop circles, and many other curiosities, but none of it made much sense to me.
If it did say anything of value or note, I missed it. I really wanted to understand something new from this book, which clearly took many years to create, but failed entirely. This may well be my own failing, but it doesn't seem that many others have gleaned much from it, either.
later note: much more interesting and believable (to me, anyway) is the alien/hybrid origins of mankind explained in Shannon Dorey's three books, starting with "The Master of Speech"