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REVIEW Etc Etc Amen 107 À Entertain the possibilityAnd the possibilityWill entertain youImagine if a charismatic star such as John Lennon had left behind a blueprint for an alternative religion which pointed out the anachronisms and dangers of the existing faiths How long would this religion take to spread across the globe and even be perceived as a threat to ChristiEntertain the possibilityAnd the possibilityWill entertain youImagine if a charismatic star such as John Lennon had left behind a blueprint for an alternative religion which pointed out the anachronisms and dangers of the existing faiths How long would this religion take to spread across the globe and even be perceived as a threat to Christianity Judaism and Islam In the age of the Internet certainly less than 2000 yearsSet in 1970s London and pre. OK Howard Male the author contacted me on goodreads and asked me to read this book I understand he's messaged others These aren't generic messages; he's been through my reading lists and refers to them as preparing me for this book of hisThis wonderful hilarious surreal romp Not uite finished but the highest compliment I can give it is it's precisely the sort of book some maladjusted inner readerly miser wants to keep for itself It's satirical and contemporary its targets are brilliantly intertwined music industries architecture big corporations the corrupt insanity of new age cults though 'new age' is too thin here the age of the Knowing Unknowing Universe is the 'now age'The KUU stems from the writings of faded crazy music star Zachary B disintegrating before our eyes as his drug fuelled soul wilts under the realisation that the public see him as Gary Glitter than Bowie The theses he left or hypotheses to be unprecise in a theory of everything where 'maybe' is the basis of an existential edifice based totally uncertainty What follows from the original sacred text is its mediation and appropriation etc etcAlarmingly I have found myself taking seriously some of the hypotheses of the KUU It has made me think Or unthinkMy guess is that someone will accidentally read this review later in the day meet a cat called Zachary and then read in the London Review of Books a long essay considering the ethics of re releasing Gary Glitter's greatest hits This 'cosmic nudge' will set in motion events without a causeI hope Male has a good legal team There is a slimy businessman who has 'V' as his trademark Started in music went on to planes trains and whatever Had a building built to image the V trademark A common foundation and two blocks leaning away from each other it came uickly to be known as the 'Fuck You Building' All a mere detail a throwaway conceit in this cross genre cross dressing cock and bull tale that is scalpel sharp modern and at the same time permeated with the spirit of Cervantes and Sterne It will seriously mess with your head Seriously

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Sent day Marrakech Etc Etc Amen is a conspiracy thriller and a murder mystery in which people make gods out of men and gods out of thin air and the destructive power of both religious faith and obsessive love has fatal conseuences'It's a wonderful book I am even awestruck the second time around Very few novelists get it right when they use Rock as the context for a novel Howard Male got it right' Tony Visconti record producer David Bowie Morrissey. “Imagine if a charismatic star such as John Lennon had left behind a blueprint for an alternative religion which pointed out the anachronisms and dangers of the existing faiths How long would this religion take to spread across the globe and even be perceived as a threat to Christianity Judaism and Islam In the age of the Internet certainly less than 2000 years Set in 1970s London and present day Marrakech Etc Etc Amen is a conspiracy thriller and a murder Mystery in which people make gods out of men and gods out of thin air and the destructive power of both religious faith and obsessive love has fatal conseuences”So reads the resume on the back of this book This book was recommended to me because I am a fan of Philip K Dick David Bowie and books on spirituality I can say hand on heart that it didn’t disappoint at all In fact I would go so far as to say that it is the best book I’ve read this year or indeed in a long while The book is told from several perspectivesExtracts from “The KUU Hypothesis”Extracts from “The Life and Death of Zachary B” by Paul ColeridgeAnd narratives of what is happening in the present This gave the reader a sense of intelligence in piecing together “what really happened” and a sense of important circumstances too“The KUU” stands for “The Knowing and Unknowable Universe” and was dreamed up by a 1970’s rock star called Zachary Bekele along with his other musings It has now become big business and a huge religion philosophySadly I kind of recognized The KUU in the manner in which uaker meetings are becoming nebulous and less Christian basedThe book is written in an incredibly clever format and the reader definitely feels part of the story The characters will stay with any reader for years afterward I think the book has all the makings of a cult classic like “Catcher in the Rye” or “Dice Man” etc I wish there was some way a film or television series could be made out of this It would also be great to have a Facebook Page set up detailing people’s Cosmic Nudges or “KUU incidences” as mine seemed to increase since reading this book I loved every bit of this book and was sad when I finished Of course I did particularly love the Bowie references and all the plot twists I look forward to reading by Howard Male in the future

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Etc Etc AmenU2'A highly original artfully constructed and deliciously ironic tale' Mick Brown author of 'The Spiritual Tourist' and 'The Rise and Fall of Phil Spector' 'A finely crafted novel that seems destined to become a cult book about a cult' Peter Culshaw author of Clandestino In Search of Manu Chao'I really enjoyed Etc Etc Amen At last a novel about a musician that didn't make me want to punch the author' Jim Bob Carter USM and author of Storage Stori. Interesting book I liked parts of the book but the philosophy portion I didn´t care for at all This book has three parts to it 1 modern day 2007 Marrakesh Morocco where the headuarters of KUU is located 2 London during the 1970´s of the time during glam rocker Zachary B and 3 the philosophy of KUU or Knowing Unknowable Universe which is a non religion created by Zachary BIn modern day Morocco August and Damian English journalist and photographer respectively investigate the KUU at their headuarters which is called the Tripod There have been some mysterious suicides by KUUists in recent months and they are investigating the reason for them It turns out that August is the daughter of the late Zachary B They intend to interview the Leader who is not a Leader What is he up toPaul Coleridge is a music critic and supporter of Zachary B and the Band Now He has written a book called The Life and Death of Zachary B which is reprinted here as a second part of the novel Zachary is a typical rock n roller from England´s 1970´s and heavily into drugs and glam rock think Bowie He has a teen stalker Helen who is a Zachary fan into her midlife years Paul believes he is a friend a Zachary although he doesn´t do drugs or provide drugs to Zac However Paul is still part of Zac´s London music scene Eventually Zac retires from the music scene and moves to the English countryside with his wife Jody However throughout the years he has written notes on his belief or non belief system which he calls the Knowing Unknowable Universe KUUAfter Zac´s death his notes on KUU have been edited and transcribed into The KUU Hypothesis which is the backbone of his new religion This book is reprinted as a third part of this novel This is the part of the book I didn´t care for Why It´s really deep and philosophical and I was looking for entertaining reading He doesn´t have commandants but 11 non commandants Some of the beliefs of KUU are Don´t pray dance Don´t worry about death it´s nothing The Cosmic Nudge which is the dejá vu we often see the coincidences in lifeInteresting book