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Malt Whisky Drinking, Single Speed Bike Racing, Poetry Loving, Book-Fiend, & If This Makes Me Seem Cool, It's All In The Edit.



The Ideal Library Symbolizes Everything a Society stands for. A Society Depends On Its Libraries To Know Who it Is, Because Libraries Are Societies Memory (A. Manguel). This Is My Attempt To Construct My Ideal library.

Temple of Dawn (The Sea of Fertility)

The Temple of Dawn - Yukio Mishima, E. Dale Saunders, Cecilia Segawa Seigle This is the third book in the "Sea of fertility" tetralogy by Yukio Mishima, although I found that out after I grabbed the book of the library shelf & ran to check it out, before anyone else got their grubby little mitts on it. The novel is in two parts & in part one, the book's main character "Honda" is in Bangkok working as legal counsel for a drugs company. Through him we learn a fair bit about Bangkok, for example "Bang" means town & "Kok" means olives, named because it has many olive trees in its vicinity & this became it's name in the Ayutthaya dynasty. Although a few pages later we find out that Bangkok's real name is actually " Krung thep phra mahanakorn amon latanakosin mahintara shiayutthaya mafma pop noppala rachatthani prilom" ( you can imagine how my spell-check loved that )-