WRITING IN THE BUFF
chose the cover of this book.
Will this blurb persuade you to buy it?
"THE END OF THE END"
Probably the very best book ever written
About the end of the world.
To say that it is chilling
Is putting it mildly.
Trace the progress of
The Great Cold
From its earliest beginnings.
Professor Ulrich von Smarl
Is a voice crying in the wilderness.
'The Great Cold is coming!' he cries.
To no avail.
Experience, with him,
His battles with
Only his wife, Margrit,
Believes in him.
They seek refuge
In the hottest place on earth.
But the creeping ice follows them,
They watch from their window
As the trees die,
And the world freezes.
It is then that Margrit breaks the news!
She is pregnant!
As Ulrich and Margit rejoice,
So starts the thaw!
The Sceptic's Weekly: I was completely converted by this magnificent novel!
Forget Global Warming! The Ice Age Cometh!
I don't believe in Destiny or, as others call it, Fate.
I don't believe in Horoscopes, that label us by date.
I don't believe in Palmistry, lines are of no account,
And the art of Numerology, well, it doesn't really count.
I just believe in Chaos, or 'What will be will be'
For, after all, that's common-sense as far as I can see.
If I go out tomorrow and get knocked down by a car,
That won't be my Destiny, but just the way things are!
The little ant that crawls around, and ends up beneath my foot,
Wasn't destined to be there; he wasn't exactly 'put'.
My shoe and the little ant's wee life haven't shared some great event!
It's simply that the ant was there and 'Poof!' the ant just went!
I see myself as a little ant with just a bit more brain
And when I die I'm pretty sure I wont come back again!
For I don't believe Reincarnation makes a lot of sense;
When I'm gone I'm gone for good; my life has departed hence.
I think it must be scary to be haunted by ideas
Like Destiny and Palmistry, that have been around for years.
I don't feel like a Puppet, which Believers all must be.
Maybe my disbelieving mind was part of my Destiny!:-)