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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.
In this book, you will discover the following secrets:
- Porky, and his ignored presence in the Bible.
- The sinister aspect of school speeches.
- The legend of the storks, their role in giving birth, and abortion as a joke.
- The true secret behind La Gioconda’s mysterious smile.
- A possible ignored commencement of Christmas.
- A complete new theory of evolution, by which Darwin can suck it.
- The diabolical effects of marketing: a history of greed, destruction and a conspiracy theory that will turn this world upside down.
- A study of human brows and their connection with blindness.
- Anthropological studies from the land of Ming: an identity fable.
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‘In the ancient and intricate realm of world literature there’s surely not been a
publication as beguiling, or as utterly magical, as Opus Magnum I. Its author, Abu
Kasem, ‘The Greedy Perfumer’ is of the desert, a man conjured from the stars of all
eleven skies. A distillation of information, humour, and philosophising from the
furthest reaches of comprehension, this small book turns on its head everything one’s
ever known to be reliable. I recommend it to anyone with an open mind, or a closed
one, and to every soul who finds themself on this incalculably bizarre journey that is
the human experience.’
”True mystical traditions have stressed the importance of humour – and of not taking oneself too seriously – throughout history. Yet the vast majority of books with a supposedly philosophical or mystical vision are anything but funny or frivolous – at least in the West. Heaven forbid that the authors might actually practise what they preach and be prepared to make fools of themselves. Yet it is precisely the fool who holds the key to understanding the greater mysteries, the joker or clown who tames his vanity daily by opening himself to ridicule.
Abu Kasem’s extraordinary Opus Magnum is probably unlike anything you have read before, yet it’s freshness, humour and ability to shock are part of an ancient, largely Eastern, heritage, one designed to challenge its audience on many levels and, if engaged with correctly, act as a stepping stone towards understanding – not least of ourselves. Po-faced would-be mystics will hate it; those who are more open will be thrilled to find its pages complete with multiple jewels of wisdom, all presented in the least expected, and often hilarious, of settings.”