Paul Christensen

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THE THRESHER

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Average rating: 3.85 · 80 ratings · 33 reviews · 6 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Hungry Wolves of Van Di...

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Greybeard

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The Thresher

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The Heretic Emperor

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Reveries of the Dreamking

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The Wolves of Joy Trilogy

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The Year of Living Dangerously by Christopher J. Koch
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Like all Koch’s novels, this is an esoteric work; that is to say, the real ‘action’ is not what it appears on the surface.

Although ostensibly the main character is Guy Hamilton, the book can be read as a dialectic between the figures of Billy Kwan (
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Helliconia Spring by Brian W. Aldiss
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The idea of a planet with seasons lasting centuries was also used by the ‘Game of Thrones’ writer, but to feebler effect than the epic Helliconia trilogy.

Although I suspect Brian Aldiss to be an atheist who regards gods as manifestations of ‘natural
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The Permaculture Home Garden by Linda Woodrow
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The authoress’s mandala chicken system, in which a chook dome is rotated over various sites, is an excellent one, as the chooks not only fertilise the soil, but also aerate it by scratching it up.

There are plenty of other useful tips and advice in th
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The Fabrication Of Aboriginal History by Keith Windschuttle
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Windschuttle’s book demolishes the fiction of ‘Aboriginal resistance’ in colonial VDL. There was no ‘guerrilla war’; lightning raids were only carried out against civilians, and when soldiers were present the Aborigines didn’t show. What hostilities ...more
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Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens
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Something contemporary about a prison where debtors must stay until they repay their debts, yet are unable to actually work. Sounds like something out of lockdown-era madness, a reminder that stupid, mendacious or evil politicians aren’t just a pheno ...more
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Burnt Norton by T.S. Eliot
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Every year in spring I read this, gaining more each time.

‘Only through time time is conquered.’
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The Apes of God by Wyndham Lewis
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A few funny bits, including one hilarious scene with a bull dyke, but much that feels dated, faded, far more than ‘straightforward’ novels published the same year, e.g. Hesse’s ‘Narcissus and Goldmund’.

Objective depictions of Jews may explain why it’
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"This is a book written with great wisdom.

The only reason I can't give it five stars is that much of it involves discussion of musical bands of which I have never heard. During most of the time-frame of "The Thresher" I was bringing up a family of yo" Read more of this review »
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“Fifty grand for a paper bucket? Well it was all about context, you see.”
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“I swear it only hit me then, with full conscious force, who the real villains of this piece had been from start to finish…those lying, cancerous dogs of the mainstream media!”
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“Remember the Morning Star,” he enjoined.

But I didn’t tell him about Tegg, whose face was the starry void itself...”
Paul Christensen, The Heretic Emperor

“Childhood is bound like the Gordian knot with my memories of the Black Sea, and I still feel its waters welling up within me today. Sometimes these waters are leaden, as grey as the military ships that sail on their curved expanses, and sometimes they are blue as pigmented cobalt. Then would come dusk, when I would sit and watch the seabirds waver to shore, flitting from open waters to the quiet empty vastlands in darkening spaces behind me, the same birds Ovid once saw during his exile, perhaps; and the same waters the Argonauts crossed searching for the fleece of renewal.

And out in the distance, invisible, the towering heights of Caucasus, where once-bright memories of the fire-thief have transmuted into something weird and many-faceted, and beyond these, pitch-black Karabakh in dolorous Armenia.”
Paul Christensen, The Heretic Emperor

“My dreams are all of fire – mother says dreams usually go by opposites, so does that mean the world will end in ice?”
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