Review: A Brief History of the End of the World

A Brief History of the End of the World by Simon Pearson is essentially an introduction to the apocalyptic ideas and thoughts that have influenced Western literature, modern society, and the way humans think. He gives a brief overview of the major world traditions, focusing on the Abrahamic faiths, especially the Bible’s Book of Revelation

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To Be or Not To Be

Shakespeare, it seems, isn’t very popular these days. Most people associate Shakespeare with only the dry and painful days at school, when they were forced to study his works – usually limited to The Merchant of Venice and perhaps a verse or two from The Tempest or the opening scene of Macbeth. Quoting Shakespeare in

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Jim Morrison: Life, Death, Legend

Jim Morrison: Life, Death, Legend   This biography of Jim Morrison, which could quite accurately be retitled The Sad, Sad, Life of Jim Morrison, shows how even famous people have self-esteem issues. You’d think that Jim Morrison – frontman, vocalist and lyricist of the great 70s band The Doors – would be somewhat content, if

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The Life of Milarepa

The Life of Milarepa is a marvellous account of the enlightened Tibetan monk Milarepa, who lived in 12th century A.D. The remarkable story of Milarepa hinges on his early life of torment and misdeeds, during which he committed murderous acts through the practice of black magic. Overcome with remorse, Milarepa turns to religion and seeks

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