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read Í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Jack London The Star Rover free read ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Darrell Standing who escapes the horror of prison life and long stretches in a straitjacket by withdrawing into vivid dreams of past lives including incarnations as a French n. uite an extraordinary book has been recommended to me recently The book s name Star Rover written by Jack London may raise a feeling of doubt and uncertainty in readers especially if they are interested in universe or stars and in that case they should look for another read Being slightly dubious I gave it a try and was suffused with elation that I did not put it awayDarell Standing the protagonist first tells the readers how he got to be in prison The inmates are plotting a break out which only culminates in a failed attempt What is Darell is accused of having hidden a dynamite somewhere inside the prison which was all just a story created by another inmate In other words there was not any substantial evidence to back these claims Nonetheless the fact that the guards believed them is completely preposterousDarell finds himself in a grave situation when he learns his sentence has been wrongfully prolonged to life The heart of the book starts at this moment when the guards are putting to use their abhorrent torturing methods putting Darell in a straitjacket for hours on end The protagonist s strong resilience is breathtaking making anyone speechless Being imprisoned in a section for incorrigibles he forms a close friendship with other people like him Further him firmly tied in a straitjacket may hinder any means of communication However they devised a neat system to converse with each other tapping with a foot resembling a Morse code The torture seems endless and one of Darell s newfound friends advises him on how to cope with the excruciating pain He learns to separate his consciousness from his body and succeeds in achieving an astral projection in other words an out of body experience His new ability enables him to travel into past lives which are the basis for short stories throughout the bookThe intermittent stories and Darell s never ending willpower provide an excellent read for anyone who is interested in learning about life or who is compassionate

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read Í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Jack London The Star Rover free read ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Obleman and an Englishman in medieval Korea Based on the life and imprisonment of Jack London’s friend Ed Morrell this is one of the author’s most complex and original works. The main protagonist of The Jacket is Darrell Standing a university professor serving life imprisonment in San uentin State Prison for murder Due to some low level intrigue amongst prisoners he is suspected of hiding dynamite and sent to solitary confinement There he is put into the jacket a canvas jacket which is tightly laced to compress the whole body and at first he experiences excruciating pain However another prisoner Ed Morrell introduces him to a trick that would make his condition in the jacket tolerable He is introduced to a techniue of entering a trance like state where your conscience is freed from the constraints of your body and is free to roam the universe Once Standing accomplishes this state of mind he starts to recall episodes from what he believes are his previous lives These various episodes form the bulk of the narrative in the book The parts about the prison are brutal and horrifying and the seuences of past life recall detracts from this in part but it s still a very good readWhen Jack London wrote this the jacket was actually being used in San uentin and London s descriptions of it are based on interviews he had with an ex prisoner called Ed Morrell who had spent five years in solitary Although written almost 100 years ago it s still a powerful read it s a shame its had under 250 downloads on Gutenberg and is available for free here Underneath Our Broken Wings university professor serving life imprisonment in San The Undefeated universe Once Standing accomplishes this state of mind he starts to recall episodes from what he believes are his previous lives These various episodes form the bulk of the narrative in the book The parts about the prison are brutal and horrifying and the seuences of past life recall detracts from this in part but it s still a very good readWhen Jack London wrote this the jacket was actually being Po Wieku Teatru Wybrzeze used in San Hearing Before the Committee on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives under 250 downloads on Gutenberg and is available for free here

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read Í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Jack London The Star Rover free read ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB The Star Rover in the UK published as The Jacket is a collection of short stories revolves around the concept of reincarnation It tells the story of San uentin death row inmate. Jack London s output never ceases to surprise me with its diversity There s a lot to him than stories about dogs and the Arctic For example the sailing adventure cum debate about evil The Sea Wolf autobiographically inspired story of a self educated writer Martin Eden pro Communist revolutionary tale The Iron Heel tongue in cheek philosophical action adventureThe Assassination Bureau Ltd and various science fiction shorts many of them also pro Communist including ones with pre historic settings This book takes us into another area again specific and direct social protest specifically regarding the California penal system circa 1910 It also covers uite a bit of ground overlapping with the works mentioned above including two sea tales and a story set in pre history Historical fiction can be added to the list and even a Wild West story Which might seem a little odd considering this is ostensibly a novelIn fact it is a collection of short stories linked by being found in the memoirs of a Folsom Death Row inmate Said inmate who openly admits to being guilty of murder rapidly gains our sympathy when he describes his experiences in a California prison where he is beaten abused threatened and tortured The torture comes primarily in the form of solitary confinement whilst strait jacketed for days at a stretch This jacketing is not to prevent self harm the protagonist is not an inmate of a secure psychiatric facility he is simply being punished for perceived willful refusal to co operate with the prison authorities I have no idea how accurate a depiction of the California prisons of the time this is but it reminds me very strongly of Oscar Wilde s Ballad of Reading Gaol in both intent and power to move It also provides cogent arguments against capital punishment including the fact that it is institutionalised revenge that makes all tax payers of the State involved no better than the murderers usually subject to it Reducing the entire populace to the level of its worst criminals seems to me a peculiar form of justice I m a victim of it when I lived in Illinois the USA Federal moratorium on executions ended I paid in part to kill a man for crimes I know nothing of Of course that is nothing compared to my forced complicity in the various resource wars of recent yearsBut back to the book The fact is that the material warrants only a short story not a full length novel but a full length novel is what we have The bulk is made up of the experiences the protagonist has whilst strait jacketed He puts himself into a trance during these days at a stretch sessions in the jacket and relives previous lives London seems to have taken everything he has ever read or heard about mystical trances sensory deprivation and hypnotic regression and mixed it all up for these passages about how the protagonist resists the prison governor and escapes his abusers whilst sueezed than half to death in a basement solitary cell where he was kept for a period of years And this is how we come to get such a varied collection of settings and stories within a novel that has almost no plot of its ownThe prison material is powerful but limited and repetitive which eventually weakens it The various past life retold adventures are almost as varied in interest as the they are in setting Personal taste will no doubt vary but my favourite was the desert island survival story London was the Grand Master of survival stories and knew the oceans from direct experience The Roman perspective on the Christ story was primarily interesting for its take on Pontius Pilate s character and motivations The historical Korean story vies with the pre historic story as my least favourite See how crazily diverse they areDespite the clever and powerful framing this book really feels too episodic for its own good I found it very easy to put down and I read a handful of other novels in the time I was also reading this Nevertheless it is worthwhile and I recommend it to anyone who ever liked anything else by Jack London His capacity to mix philosophical and moral musings with adventure stories was his great strength and it is on show once again here


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  • Paperback
  • 228
  • The Star Rover
  • Jack London
  • English
  • 14 April 2020
  • 9781603124799