Few weeks ago I lost my car keys and had to use public transportation to commute myself everywhere. When I was scouring through my long read list I wanted to pick something easy and thin to finish up in days. And I picked Statys Spirkauskas’ Devils Mischiefs. It was published in 1993… So this a quick book review.
What the book is about
Author collected a bunch of articles, news stories and authorities reports on paranormal activities up to late 20th century and that is mostly all. There are hypotheses to what might be causing flying objects, instantaneous disappearance or appearance of objects, spontaneous combustion, knocking, screaming and other weird scary shit, but no real answers are given. Devils Mischiefs indeed.
What a waste, but wait…
Mostly, while reading this I felt like wasting my time, especially knowing I only chew 6-8 paper books a year and I have plenty of classics to catch on, but one sentence struck me:
Soviet Union could not produce a decent living, because ruling elite attempted to form atheists. A saying originated in socialism “All around is mine”, supposed to mean “I’m responsible for everything” became “I can take everything I want”.
This is totally out of context and surprised me a lot because recently I have been following Bible Series and Jordan B Peterson lays out a lot about individual responsibility camouflaged under biblical stories.
Take away from Devils Mischiefs Book
You can pick up the most stupid book from your shelf and still learn something. Do it. No, it’s not Nike. Generalist Lab.
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