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The Trouble with Being Born
The Trouble with Being Born
by E M Cioran
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.31

4.0 out of 5 stars Exploring the gloom ..., 15 May 2016
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Pessimistic, lyrical, misanthropic, enigmatic, tinted with sardonic humour - 'The Trouble With Being Born' is a cornucopia of insightful aphorisms penned by a dynamically melancholy thinker Emil Cioran. >> Heading for Oblivion has never been more enlightened.


Sari Notebook Medium 110 x 160mm - Red
Sari Notebook Medium 110 x 160mm - Red
Offered by Paper High
Price: £4.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enchanting notepad, 20 Mar. 2016
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Quirky notebook ~ rough strong paper good for sketching with pencil ~ small enough to slip in a pocket ~ the string ties give it a rustic traveller feel ~ jot down thoughts, ideas, lists to your heart's content ~ ornate yet pleasingly rugged.


Last Aphorisms
Last Aphorisms
by jpj
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.30

4.0 out of 5 stars Sage sentences, 8 Mar. 2016
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"Last Aphorisms" is a collection of 537 one-two-three-line aphorisms produced by the mysterious JPJ. Some cool pebbles of insight and wisdom here... reminiscent of François de La Rochefoucauld's "Maxims".


Psybermagick: Advanced Ideas in Chaos Magick: Advanced Ideas in Chaos Magick: Revised Edition
Psybermagick: Advanced Ideas in Chaos Magick: Advanced Ideas in Chaos Magick: Revised Edition
by Peter J. Carroll
Edition: Perfect Paperback
Price: £12.50

4.0 out of 5 stars Esoterrific, 8 Dec. 2015
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A concise depth of fascinating notions and curious perspectives can be found in this darkly enlightening book. I've been re-reading it for weeks. Rumination definately required. - I must say I'm more of a philosopher than a wizard, although my beard is getting longer by the day. Chaoism - with its peculiar angles - is thought-provoking if nothing else.


Vizwell VW21503 Coloured Hi Visibility Hat Beanie / Hi Vis Viz - Orange
Vizwell VW21503 Coloured Hi Visibility Hat Beanie / Hi Vis Viz - Orange
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5.0 out of 5 stars The future's bright, 29 Nov. 2015
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This vibrant bobcap will enliven any miserable face. At dawn when bedraggled or at dusk when zombified - this well-made product will almost magically distract others from a living-dead appearance. Hmm, can you walk the streets without one...?


All Gall Is Divided: The Aphorisms of a Legendary Iconoclast
All Gall Is Divided: The Aphorisms of a Legendary Iconoclast
by E M Cioran
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £12.82

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enigmatic insights, 5 Oct. 2015
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Pessimistic and peculiar wisdom from the pen of E. M. Cioran.
The aphorisms are poetic, cynical, and philosophical (in the everyday/classical sense).
Depth is relentlessly present: I often find myself ruminating on one of his sentences for several minutes attempting to garner the true meaning of his thought.
Sardonic humour pervades, though a criticism might be that many of his laconic offerings are sometimes too vague to suss.
That said, "All Gall Is Divided" is an engrossing collection of remarks which gifts the reader an abundance of ideas and the shadows of ideas.
Simplicity and complexity merge to create an intriguing "simplexity". Hah!
... (A poetic aphorism from page 71): "Adrift in the Vague, I cling to each wisp of affliction as to a drowning man's plank."


Dark Moon: Apollo and the Whistle-Blowers
Dark Moon: Apollo and the Whistle-Blowers
Price: £5.94

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1.0 out of 5 stars Advanced codswallop, 25 Aug. 2015
The authors, Percy & Bennett, are hoodwinking charlatans, and Dark Moon was their cash-generating conspiracy project.
As far as knavery goes, it's adeptly put together: a masterclass of advanced codswallop.
In many ways it could be said that the authors had their cunning fingers right on the pulse, as in the years since its publication, exploited conspiracy theories have become quite the cash cow for mountebanks and deluded deluders the world over.

But this is a supremely ridiculous book ... full of half-truths, flawed analysis, canards and devious misinformation.
The hoax theory is the hoax.
The lunar conspiracists are the hoaxers.
And within the pages of Dark Moon you'll find a wealth of extensively debunked claims designed to lead the half-hearted reader so far away from reality that his brain may well become contaminated.
"Buy into it and be deceived" - that's what these smug, elitist, mickey-taking precious-time-wasters thrive on.

Thus I think we should keep in mind the words of a dotty DADAist: "But you will only succeed if you have first made yourself ridiculous. Highly ridiculous. Terribly ridiculous. Ridiculous beyond all measure. So appallingly ridiculous that everything becomes equally ridiculous; that everyone falls metaphorically on his backside. And sneezes." - (Walter Serner, Last Loosening Manifesto, segment 10)
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One Small Step?: The Great Moon Hoax and the Race to Dominate Earth from Space
One Small Step?: The Great Moon Hoax and the Race to Dominate Earth from Space
by Gerhard Wisnewski
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.99

6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't be a greenhorn, 25 July 2015
The Apollo section is a regurgitation of widely discredited and debunked moon-landing conspiracy theories. The author uses innuendo and misinformation to make his fallacious arguments. If all your knowledge of the 60s space programs is limited to books like this one then you are displaying a wanton gullibility. Unscientific, lacking common sense and rationality, herein lies a devious mixture of half-truths, misinterpretation, ignorance and flawed associations. I'm all for open-minded scepticism, but Wisnewski's book is designed to dupe. Some straightforward research and scrutiny will easily unmask its many inaccuracies.
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The Egghead Republic (Short Novel from the Horse Latitudes)
The Egghead Republic (Short Novel from the Horse Latitudes)
by Arno Schmidt
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.95

3.0 out of 5 stars Eggheads rule ?, 30 Mar. 2015
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Arno Schmidt's writing style is strange and creative: poetic prose meets off-the-cuff chatter. First published in 1957, "The Egghead Republic" is a sci-fi fantasy-cum-comedy which takes place in a post-apocalyptic 2008. Basically atom bombs have been dropped in a mad European war and everything (as you might expect) has changed. Mutated half-human species (both beautiful and weird) roam the peculiar wilderness and inhabit the science labs. We follow an American reporter on his investigative journey to a jet-propelled island known as "The International Republic of Artists & Scientists" (IRAS) - viz. The Egghead Republic, where geniuses of all kinds live and work in a protected utopia.

I enjoyed greatly the translation of Schmidt's writing style: the flamboyant constantly meets the down-to-earth; the author's humour and sarcasm comes through in abundance. The overall story is perhaps less strong: this is more a literary report than a story, and occasionally I felt fazed by the author's flippancy and quirky commentary. Also, the weird beginning flattens out somewhat as the protagonist explores the island.
Unusual in both style and content, I'd define The Egghead Republic as a novel for readers who like a challenging and untamed yarn written in an easy-going, if experimental, form.


Avet Terterian: Symphony No. 6
Avet Terterian: Symphony No. 6
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5.0 out of 5 stars So real it's fantastical, 13 Jan. 2015
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Visualize the dark robes of a hooded monk - two metres above craggy terrain - gliding through a monochrome landscape - a grey-black lunar-like wilderness - slowly yet surely the shadowy figure progresses towards the silhouette of a mysterious tower on the murky horizon where diffuse colours intermittently flash ...... mesmerizing - epic - minimalistic - monumental - unique - wondrously strange - a unique symphonic voice.

But no matter what uncanny images this one-movement work conjures in the mind's-eye, in the end the music feels inescapably real. To transmit through an orchestra a genuine ambience of truth is an amazing feat - an artistic honesty that gradually becomes haunting.


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