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4.45  ·  Rating details ·  11 ratings  ·  4 reviews
World of Dust is a book about solitude, and memory. It was written from the states of mind that prevail upon a man who has driven himself to the edges of society. It’s a book that’s been lived in. The carpets are rucked up, a lot of thinking happened in this room. Someone flirted with madness in here, valued despair almost as much as joy. Stood alone for years before even ...more
Paperback, 1st, 185 pages
Published July 2013 by The Coronzon Press
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Feb 02, 2015 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: dreamers
Have you ever sat on the beach collecting pebbles? You can become totally absorbed in the activity, but it looks rather boring to an outsider. I found a lot of pebbles in this book: some shiny and beautiful, some deformed and weird, their only connection being that they lie on the same beach (or if you prefer that the author collected them).

If you want a book which grabs you, throws you into a plot arching from start to finish, then you might want to read something else.
If you want an easy rea
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A book to enjoy in quiet comfort without distraction.

As soon as I finished it I wrote some thoughts arising. Months later I seem to have managed to put those words into a blog post at:
Sep 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: liminality
This writing emerges from a deep solitude, a peculiar and hallucinatory realm in which a cynical weariness with the world blends with a deep fascination and love for nature, and hard-won compassion for others blundering through life. Woven through a dense experience of flat-dwelling, and occasional brushes with the streets and shops, are multiple threads of memory, fractured and slippy, yet at times astonishingly vivid, and all the time deceptively building tensions and sustaining ungraspable at ...more
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Shelves: read-2014
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Joel Biroco is a writer, painter and occultist. He lives in London, England. His paintings, which are mostly abstract, come out of a long interest in the I Ching, Taoism, Zen, and the occult. Under his birth name of S J Marshall he wrote the book The Mandate of Heaven: Hidden History in the I Ching (Columbia University Press, 2001). He now runs a website dedicated to the I Ching called Yijing Dao. ...more

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