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The Book of the Damned ❰Reading❯ ➺ The Book of the Damned Author Daniel Quinn – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk The book for which I m best known, Ishmael, came into being over a twelve year period, beginning in It wasn t work on a single book Rather, it was work on different versions of what eventually became The book of the Epub à for which I m best known, Ishmael, came into being over a twelve year period, beginning inIt wasn t work on a single book Rather, it was work on different versions of what eventually becamea single book Ishmael, the eighth The Book PDF or version and the only one in which the teacher Ishmael appears When I started writing The Book of the Damnedin , I was sure I d found the book I was born to write The versions that came before had been like rainy Book of the eBook ¸ days with moments of sunshine THIS was a thunderstorm, and the lines crossed my pages like flashes of lightning When, after a few thousand words I came to a clear climax, I said, This MUST be seen, so I put Part One into print Parts Two and Three followed, and I began searching for the switch that would turn on Part Four but it just wasn t there I clung to it for a long time after issuing the first three parts, desperately hoping to find a way to produce additional parts that would bring it to the conclusion I knew was out there What I d done was terrific and complete in its own way but at last I faced the fact that the whole thing just couldn t be done in lightning strikes Another ten years passed before I found the way, a completely different way in Ishmael, which was the embodiment of my message, providing the foundation for the clarifications, amplifications, and extensions still to come But publishing The Book of the Damnedhad been no mistake It deserved to be published, and it still does Those lightning strikes illuminate an apocalyptic landscape never seen before or after, in any of my later books including Ishmael.

    Download Book Best Sellers in PDF format found the book I was born to write The versions that came before had been like rainy Book of the eBook ¸ days with moments of sunshine THIS was a thunderstorm, and the lines crossed my pages like flashes of lightning When, after a few thousand words I came to a clear climax, I said, This MUST be seen, so I put Part One into print Parts Two and Three followed, and I began searching for the switch that would turn on Part Four but it just wasn t there I clung to it for a long time after issuing the first three parts, desperately hoping to find a way to produce additional parts that would bring it to the conclusion I knew was out there What I d done was terrific and complete in its own way but at last I faced the fact that the whole thing just couldn t be done in lightning strikes Another ten years passed before I found the way, a completely different way in Ishmael, which was the embodiment of my message, providing the foundation for the clarifications, amplifications, and extensions still to come But publishing The Book of the Damnedhad been no mistake It deserved to be published, and it still does Those lightning strikes illuminate an apocalyptic landscape never seen before or after, in any of my later books including Ishmael."/>
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  • 52 pages
  • The Book of the Damned
  • Daniel Quinn
  • English
  • 07 February 2019

About the Author: Daniel Quinn

I had of the Epub à and did the usual things childhood, schools, universities St Louis, Vienna, Loyola of Chicago , then embarked on a career in publishing in Chicago Within a few years I was the head of the Biography Fine Arts Department of the The Book PDF or American Peoples Encyclopedia when that was subsumed by a larger outfit and moved to New York, I stayed behind and moved into educational publishing, beginning at Science Research Associates a division of IBM and ending as Editorial Director of The Society for Vision Book of the eBook ¸ Education a division of the Singer CorporationIn I walked away from SVE and this very successful career when it became clear that I was not going to able to do there what I really wanted to dowhich was not entirely clear A few months later I set my feet on a path that would change my life completely It was a path made up of books or rather versions of a book that, after twelve years, would turn out to be ISHMAELThe first version, written in , called MAN AND ALIEN, didn t turn out to be quite what I wanted, so wrote a second, called THE GENESIS TRANSCRIPT Like the first version, this didn t satisfy me, so I wrote a third with the same title THE BOOK OF NAHASH, abandoned unfinished, was the fourth versionWhen I started writing version five, THE BOOK OF THE DAMNED in , I was sure I d found the book I was born to write The versions that came before had been like rainy days with moments of sunshine THIS was a thunderstorm, and the lines crossed my pages like flashes of lightning When, after a few thousand words I came to a clear climax, I said, This MUST be seen, so I put Part One into print Parts Two and Three followed, and I began searching for the switch that would turn on Part Four but it just wasn t there What I d done was terrific and complete in its own way but at last I faced the fact that the whole thing just couldn t be done in lightning strikesAnd so, on to versions six and seven both called ANOTHER STORY TO BE IN I knew I was close, and version eight was it the first and only version to be a novel and the first and only version inhabited by a telepathic gorilla named IshmaelHMAEL was a life changing book It began by winning the Turner Tomorrow Award, the largest prize ever given to a single literary work It would come to be read in some languages and used in classrooms from mid school to graduate school in courses as varied as history philosophy, geography, archaeology, religion, biology, zoology, ecology, anthropology, political science, economics, and sociologyBut in , when ISHMAEL was published, I had no idea what I might do next My readers decided this for me In letters that arrived by the bushel they demanded to know where this strange book came from, what made me write it To answer these questions I wrote PROVIDENCE THE STORY OF A FIFTY YEAR VISION QUEST But there were evenurgently important questions to be answered, particularly this one With ISHMAEL you ve undermined the religious beliefs of a lifetime What am I supposed to replace them with I replied to this with THE STORY OF B The questions and books kept coming Why did Ishmael have to die This gave rise to MY ISHMAEL A SEQUEL , in which it s revealed that Ishmael was not only far from being dead but far from being finished with his work as a teacher The question Where do we go from here was the inspiration for BEYOND CIVILIZATION HUMANITY S NEXT GREAT ADVENTURE , a very different kind of bookWith these questions answered and on my website , I felt I was fundamentally finished with what might be called my teachings and ready to move onI had always taken as my guiding principle these words from Andr Gide What another would have done as well as you, do not do it What another would have said as well as you, do not say it, written as well as you, do not write it.



10 thoughts on “The Book of the Damned

  1. Dibias Dibias says:

    If you ve read Daniel Quinn s books you will not find much new here, but there s an edge to Quinn s beliefs Written by a younger Quinn you can sense his bravado, his smug dismissal of the world as it is Man is not the son of god, he is the son of apes.

  2. Anne Anne says:

    If you read Ishmael than this book might be a disappointment to you A lot of the same ideas are shared between the two mainly the theme of needing to rewrite mankind s story from master of the natural world to member of the natural world Book of the Damned isnon fiction sociology and less storytelling, and there s an overwhelming doom and gloom, pessimistic, nihilist tone that I didn t personally enjoy.

  3. David Koblos David Koblos says:

    The idea is the same as in hispopular book, Ishmael, only without the background story of a teaching Gorilla I m not sure which one I prefer This one seems to go intodetail, while Ishmael is, thanks to the story,captivating,outrageous, and ultimatelyenjoyable However, the ideas both books try to convey stand on their own in this work, without distraction, and without any story to hide behind.

  4. Mark Mark says:

    This is an incredibly insightful look at how, over the past few thousand years, humans have taken the steering wheel over from God and are leading ourselves toward our own extinction after existing on Earth for millions of years Perhaps the Ptolemaic model of the universe may still be residual in our attitudes regarding existence This book is a reminder that the universe doesn t center around the Earth and existence encompasses all living things.

  5. Jim Thompson Jim Thompson says:

    I love Daniel Quinn I love Daniel Quinn s core books Ishmael, The Story of B, My Ishmael I came across The Book of the Damned a few years back, read it, and wasn t terribly impressed.I read it again last week and I have to say that I liked it very, very much The Book of the Damned is in a sense an early draft of Ishmael Really, it s not an early draft of Ishmael at all, but rather an early attempt to capture the ideas that drove that later book Ishmael and the other main bo I love Daniel Quinn I love Daniel Quinn s core books Ishmael, The Story of B, My Ishmael I came across The Book of the Damned a few years back, read it, and wasn t terribly impressed.I read it again last week and I have to say that I liked it very, very much The Book of the Damned is in a sense an early draft of Ishmael Really, it s not an early draft of Ishmael at all, but rather an early attempt to capture the ideas that drove that later book Ishmael and the other main books may be fiction, but the fiction only exists as a frame on which to hang Quinn s ideas His one big idea, really The Book of the Damned is an early shot at that It has none of the story line that you get in the other books, and this time around I was really glad for that I liked getting it straight The ideas, unfiltered Although I ve read all of Quinn s books, most of themthan once, I still found some of the pages in this short, simple book surprisingly challenging The straight forwardness of some of Quinn s comments hit close to home our tendency, for instance, to see thousands of generations of humanity as having no meaning, as being prehistory, because they weren t doing the sorts of things we re doing now And of course there s the whole food production thing, the internal struggle, the challenge posed by the counterintuitive idea that increasing food production is not the way to solve world hunger I love this book s depiction of Homo magister, a new variety of human born with his feet on the path of extinction And I like his explanations of the Law of Life, a law not written on stone or in books but into the web of life, a law not about thou shalts but written like the law of gravity is written, a law that explains rather than dictates, one that is always, always followed.Good book Not sure how it would read for those not already familiar with the ideas The book stops short He wrote three parts, then abandoned it for other ways of telling the same story It s an abrupt, awkward stop, and might leave questions for some readers

  6. C. L. C. L. says:

    The law of lifeThinking outside the box has become a slogan, sometimes meaningless Much harder to do is think outside our cultural s s Daniel Quinn does this beautifully and I think most of us who read him know instinctually he is right Isn t it sad that we live in Paradise and have made a hell out of it

  7. C C says:

    This is a mini version of Ishmael I love Quinn s thinking Very smart Makes me want to go revisit the Ishmael trilogy

  8. Hollee Hollee says:

    I think this is awesome and unique.

  9. Dwayne Dwayne says:

    A quick read Straight to the point and brutal with its blunt, and correct, view of reality For people too lazy to read, this can easily be knocked out in a single sitting.

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