321 times in 256 posts
Re: 2. Eleven Years Ago
Story of my life;
Once again I am late to the dance, Gods will I guess, There again, his ways, are of the ineffable type.
This Book, "Good Omens' is the type of read that I do so much enjoy.
Exceptionalism exists in an author or in this case a pair of authors, when they can make me laugh when they mean for me to do so, (which we must assume to be the case, as the act of writing is for the most part, a premeditated process).
As I sit here reflecting on the book, it comes as no surprise to me, that I have only just read this remarkable story. I can, in a tall measure thank Booktalk and the participants for leading me to this point.
This book requires an ability to reflect on the possible absurdities of the ineffable, To be able to imagine, imagination itself, to consider a wonder of wonders, to explore the mystery of mystery, To me, these are not only learned traits, but necessary as well, I could not have enjoyed this book fully without having developed a better understanding of the foundations from which it stands. I am often stuck by the amount of effort and thought that has from the beginning, been presented time and again, by all who have presented their thoughts on this board, it has given me cause to move my reading preferences away from what was the randomness of an unknown goal.
I knew not, where I was going, but only that I needed to get someplace. A place of knowledge is pointless when undirected, its where I was hovering a half dozen years ago. What I know for certain, is how little I actually know, There is much more than just getting through a read, there is retainment and use, retaining not by memorization, but through the layering of abundance.
I would not have "gotten" this book if not for the efforts of the entirety of the BT community, through the many discussions, where I have mostly lurked, I have been directed to a mountain of new material.
Bottom to top thinking, knowing why its important to know not just a thought, but more importantly the history of that thought.
I haven't read this book till now simply because it would have been something I just did not get, the humor would have escaped me. My reading habits did not direct me towards "Good Omens" because those habits were scatological. That's not to say that I would not have understood the entirety of the read, but certainly the base would not have been there.
This book is insanely funny because the premise lends itself to burst out loud laughter. Nary a page can be turned without there being a gag saluting your subconscious humor bone.
Long live Elvis!
From "Good Omens"; Unrelated to the King!
" D'yer see my finger?" shouted Shadwell, whose sanity was still attached to him
but only on the end of a long and rather frayed string. "D'yer see it? This finger
laddie, could send ye to meet yer Maker!"
Sgt. Deisenburger stared at the black and purple nail a few inches from his face.
As an offensive weapon it rated quite highly, especially if it were ever used in the
preparation of food.