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Opus Magnum II

Following the trailblazing and heroic endeavours of its predecessor, the Opus Magnum Volume II furthers the exploration of absurd worlds, preposterous possibilities and ignored presents in what could be deemed “the most successful, original and funny second part to an obvious first part”.

The quills of Abu Kasem and his collaborators conjure realities that, hopefully, will make you laugh.

If not, we do apologise profusely.

Given that these lines are usually written by marketing experts, and we both abhor and forego them, you might also forgive the scant words that should theoretically draw the probable reader to buy this very book… yet we trust that our roguish attitude and lack of compliance are enough for you to feel compelled to read on.

Bidet

Our common origin is water, and to it we shall all return. In the meantime, we can prepare ourselves by forsaking earth-ravaging toilet paper and turning to – and sitting on – water.

If we get all muddy, we do not clean ourselves with a kitchen roll; we resort to that lovely manna that encompasses almost all of our beloved Gaia.

So, why not do the same with that spot on which the sun never shines? Why remain a part of the barbaric paper-using hordes, when we can actually save trees, help Gaia and make our lovers happier?

The bidet is your tushy’s best friend. Open yourself up to the fountain of liquid possibilities.

Catch and Release

Exposing the worst of human behaviour, Radames – our champion of both the foreskin and now our beloved aquatic friends, the fish – describes in his unique style why catch-and-release fishing is sheer torture… and a damning reflection of our own brutality and stupidity. 

Employing analogies that could only surface in such an original mind, the former-oral now literary Radames uses humour and his characteristic naughty undertones to reveal our worst qualities… 

Once you start, you’ll be caught – hook, line and sinker. 

Circumcision

Erecting himself as a champion of the voiceless, Radames pierces through religions and ideologies to expose the archaic practice of circumcision in all its barbarism – a practice that is still needlessly maiming innocent little boys today. 

The Perfumer’s Apprentice interweaves fascinating historical context with incredible conspiracy theories about the origins and ruthless perpetuation of the circumcisional procedure, all bathed in an irresistible common-sense approach and almost Vulcanic logic. 

This enlightening essay encapsulates the hope that we may one day look back at this abusive custom… and duly slap ourselves in the face.

Opus Magnum I

What if Pinocchio and Jesus are the same?

What if all that you know about Shakespeare is wrong?

Is being blind and rich worth it?

Is the world run by a satanic Mouse cult?

What is the secret link between the Grimm brothers and Nazism?

Like someone once never said: this is like Borges on acid. Or Rumi on nothing.

A smoothie made with the best (and the worst) of: Gurdjieff, Borges, Shakespeare, Brothers Grimm, Wilde, Shaw, Monty Python, Community, David Foster Wallace, Rumi, Hafiz, Sedaris, Chappelle, Lynch, Ouspensky, Bennett, Frost… and many more.

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