I was meeting Jung, Freud, Shakespeare, Aldous Huxley among many down the centuries sometimes he was so intensely serious and convincing, facing me with realism that much of the horror- terror even - he produced, was happening in every item of news I read or saw on television - the creation of what he describes as artificial intelligence, then as with all gifted painters, as he is as well as writer,he contrasts shapes and sizes, colour and tone so a kind of avant-garde portrait is created of the seriousness of today, then immediately, tongue in cheek and with supreme humour he demolishes that scene so that the tears of laughter ran down my cheeks into my rapidly cooling coffee.
He puts a new perspective on life - past, present and future and then tells you not to take life too seriously as he then poses the question - is our frentic way of life grasping for material possessions causing us to miss out on real values. Will Big Mother outwit even Big Brother of Orwell's '1984'.
I envy anyone who is about to come to the first few pages of this amazing work which is not simply a book. He asks 'Is the image of man a space-time bubble wrought from cosmic eternity to experience consciousness for but a moment, each having a brief hour before his finite bubble vanishes for another form.. ' Man is Eternity cloaked in Time' - and remember this man is A Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society, once employed in the design and development of rocket motors, he is also a Member of the United Society of Artists, etc, with paintings in collections in America. The paintings included in the book are strikingly beautiful and tender in many cases with striking use of colour.