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Lazlo Ferran: Exploring the Landscapes of Truth.
Educated near Oxford, during English author Lazlo Ferran’s extraordinary life, he has been an aeronautical engineering student, dispatch rider, graphic designer, full-time busker, guitarist and singer, recording two albums. Having grown up in rural Buckinghamshire Lazlo says:
“The beautiful Chiltern Hills offered the ideal playground for a child’s mind, in contrast to the ultra-strict education system of Bucks.”
Brought up as a Buddhist, he has travelled widely, surviving a student uprising in Athens and living for a while in Cairo, just after Sadat’s assassination. Later, he spent some time in Central Asia and was only a few blocks away from gunfire during an attempt to storm the government buildings of Bishkek in 2006. He has a keen interest in theologies and philosophies of the Far East, Middle East, Asia and Eastern Europe.
After a long and successful career within the science industry, Lazlo Ferran left to concentrate on writing, to continue exploring the landscapes of truth.
on Nov. 10, 2014 :
Surprisingly great read. This is not only a good story of a man finding his way in the world, but is filled with accurately complex psychological profiles of the various people one finds in life. Love transforms into betrayal not out of simple selfishness, but out of each person’s pathologic coping mechanisms as a result of their past. I felt and understood the different and unique thinking patterns of all of the characters. While confused and hurt repeatedly, the main character had an enviable ability to process events in a way free of angst and anxiety. Case in point: Dave arrives in Rio de Janeiro and is dumped on a dark street, luggage in hand, unable to speak the language, hungry, crime and destitution all around him, not knowing where he will sleep that night… I felt a panic within myself for him. Instead of worrying, he casually notices the street he is on is curving around into a rather interesting loop and just goes about his business. If only I could see the world in such a manner. I have read other works from this author, such as Too Bright the Sun, and how he can change from a hard SciFi action novel into this sensory overdrive fugue is beyond me. I shall continue to follow Ferran with great curiosity
(reviewed 12 days after purchase)