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A special thank you to the R|cardo / C|pher for the wonderful poem titled Lazarus. I’ve read it a few times, and it sticks with me. I also really enjoy the admiring the accompanying artwork. I hope you enjoy the poem as much as I have, along with other works by this prolific, talented poet.
The Bansheess of Inisherin – Starring reuniting cast members Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson once again teaming up with In Bruges director Martin McDonagh in this drama come comedy black fiction movie of a friendship gone sour. https://psychedelicwizard.uk/2022/11/18/banshees-of-inisherin/
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_banshees_of_inisherin – Rotten Tommatoes rated it a whopping 98%! Worth a watch. A Friday or Saturday night easy to view movie with dark undetones.
A Spy Named Orphan – The Enigma of Donald Maclean – Roland Phillips – The true-life account of notorious spy Donald Maclean through World War 2, through the cold war and beyond. Focused on the nefarious ‘Cambridge 5’ spy ring.
An interesting, step by step documentation of the life of Donald Maclean, the British student turned communist fanatic. He infiltrated the highest levels of government, worked with the secret service, the USA, in Cairo and more before finally being found, some couple of decades after his infiltration and double agent status had begun.
During this time, he stole incredible amounts of information and passed it to the soviet state of Russia. Stalin regarded him as his best agent. He betrayed his home country, England because of his disillusionment with capitalism.
A recommended non-fiction book. It is a little light on details however from a broad history point of view does cover a significant amount of time and space, documenting the double agent’s crazy alcohol binged nights and his deadly rage as he grew increasingly uncomfortable living his double life.
There are plenty of espionage novels on the market, and an abundance surrounding WW2 and the Cold War. You can enjoy factual and fictitious writings. An honourable mention would of course be the John Le Carre novel Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – still superior to a lot of books in the same genre after all this time.
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