Sunday, February 23, 2014
Recently there was news item that a young school from England had gone missing. The girl was not recovered and many people expressed apprehension that the girl may have been kidnapped. This is how my focus on the kidnapping of European girls caught my attention. The slave trade of Negroes to work in the plantations is well documented and is a fact of history. Forts like the one at Cape Castle in Ghana on the West coast of Africa stand as testimony to the black slave trade. But there was another slave trade which is not so well documented. This is referred to as the White slave trade and solely concerned white women.
Saturday, February 22, 2014
lets face it man, ALL and I mean all (except the Gays) are like me, who covet and lust after young, attractive women. Frankly there is nothing wrong with it, for it’s got a simple answer: biology. Men have an inherent desire to chase and breed with young, virile and sexy girls. Age is not a criterion, at least for the men as the biological clock is different. Women get checkmated by the biological clock, but not the men who can even when well past the prime produce off spring. I read some where that Anthony Quinn the Hollywood star had one when he was 82.
It’s 2011 and I went into my old college library and asked the librarian and old friend whether I could get Mickey Spillane’s book ‘I the Jury’. It was my way of paying tribute to a man who set up the genre of the action novel.He rummaged and brought me an old dog-eared book. It was a 1953 edition and I signed for the book and took it home. I read it in one sitting and mind you I was reading the book after almost 3 decades. I am convinced this book is the best Mickey Spillane ever wrote. Mickey died in 2006 and not much was heard about him even at that time. Mickey Spillane was a master of the art of creating a pot pourie of sex, love, revenge, murder and violence. He created a character in Mike Hammer, who in real terms was a sledge and a hammer himself. For the reader let me recap the story. It’s a simple tale of a man going out to avenge the death of his close buddy Jack who has been brutally murdered. Incidentally, Jack had lost his arm in trying to save Mike Hammer during the Pacific war against the Japs. So Mike is all out for revenge and he starts from the last party Jack had attended. He hunts to death each of the attendees of that party with fiendish glee. The killer is also hunting Mike and it has all the makings of a thriller par excellence. This novel is Mickey’s forte as he creates a heady cocktail of revenge and sex. We talk of Harold Robins now, but man you can’t beat Mickey Spillane. The book sold 20 million copies.
I the Jury is I feel the best book Mickey wrote. It was also made into a movie and millions read this book. The prose is simple and the language earthy. Yes, there is very little finesse in it and the critics will pan him for it, but in I the jury he creates a thrilling tale and one can agree with Mike Hammer that crime does not pay. The book is now out of print and that is sad. Maybe people have outgrown the brand of sex and violence as brought out by Mickey. But who can forget that he was the man who launched a new era in the field of fiction?
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Murdoch wrote ‘The Black Prince’ in 1973. The novel is an exceptional study of erotic obsession. It is also subject to multiple interpretations. One of the subjects of study and interpretation in ‘The Black Prince’ is marriage. Dame Murdoch created a character named Bradley Pearson, who is the narrator in the novel. Murdoch creates a fantasy by having Bradley relate the story. Murdoch refers to Hamlet in the, ‘The Black Prince’ very frequently. It is apparent that the initials of the Black Prince are B.P which is the initials of Bradley Pearson. This indicates that Bradley Pearson is a black prince in his own right.
Monday, February 10, 2014
My Journal of the week View from my Flat View from my Flat
Sunday, February 9, 2014
I am in abu Dhabi and I find that luxury cars are galore here. I mean the super luxury cars like Rolls Royce and Bentley.
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
It is a matter of regret that in 1984 when Indira Gandhi ordered the storming of the Golden Temple by the Army with Tanks and heavy Artillery, she was a very insecure woman. this is borne out by the fact ( as revealed by the British Foreign secretary) that she took and requested advice for the operation from the British. It appears a recce of the temple complex was carried out by the British intelligence and the government of India advised on the proposed action. This shows the Congress party always had a devious mind against the Sikhs and Indira Gandhi wanted to create a fear psychosis against Sikhs among the Hindus to win the next election. This really shows she was a petty politician and it will be wrong to label her as 'great'. The British have come clean on this operation, but the Congress party as usual is trying to hide its actions under a smoke screen. There is no doubt that "operation Blue Star " was uncalled for and the army top brass must have themselves not accepted this dictat to kill Sikhs from the Congress party and its leader Indira Gandhi. So sad really
I am sure everybody loves tigers and lions. They are such wonderful animals, also called the big cats. Both the big cats thrive in India, though the lion is confined to one large game reserve at Kanha in Gujarat. The tiger is abundant and there are many species of the Indian tiger. The tiger is available all over India and there are hundreds inhabiting the length and breadth of India. The Big Cats in Folk Lore and Comics
Older men and younger women is a relationship that is very much prevalent.Frankly, such a relationship cannot be sustained without the consent of the girl. So one can't blame a man for seducing a younger girl. My thoughts however concern how a man feels when he deflowers a girl who is old enough to be his daughter. How does he react after the breaking of the hymen?User
Sunday, February 2, 2014
A Selection of English Erotica Erotica is also recognized as art, only its genre is different. Many books with erotica as the theme have been part of the literary world for many decades, even centuries. The list is varied and includes names like Fanny Hill, Kamasutra, Night in a Moorish Harem, Madam Bovary and the books by Henry Miller and DH Lawrence. However my three most erotic books are The Lustful Turk (anonymous), Night in a Moorish Harem and Sheikh Nefzawi the Perfumed Garden. It is a matter of chance that all the 3 books have a setting with a Moslem background, but that cannot be helped.