Against the Day Weblog

March 22, 2007

Against the Next Day

Filed under: Uncategorized — basileios @ 1:02 pm

As you have gathered from the sparse number of entries here I am not reading Against the Day anymore as I have finished it. I am currently preparing a book review for it whuch will appear in a Greek nespaper, which I am going to translate and place here at some point.

In the meantime… What is going to happen with this weblog? In the 4 months of its existence and via difficult conditions caused by the drop of the previous Movable Type server it has received more than 25000 visitors and has a constant flow of visitors from search engines and related websites.

The original plan in Movable Type was to use the number of page as a tag in order for the entries to be easily navigationable. The breaking of the original blog lost all my tag information so this option has unfortunately stopped.

As I am considering to start a second reading of the book the blog will remain active and the t
lost tag information will be embedded in the text as categories. I will also update the older entries in this fashion as the second reading proceeds and I hope this will help.

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March 4, 2007

Against the Day, the cover

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After reading the whole book, the cover, finally makes sense. When I first had the pleasure of holding the book in my hands I thought that the choice of cover was below my expectations. However, now I feel that it captures the essence of the book in the best possible way.

The letters that drop a series of shadows, against the day, in different fonts implies the ‘different history’ multiverse idea that plays such a central part in the book. The broken (Tibetan) seal is another apocalyptic reference.

But is this the first seal?

March 3, 2007

‘There, but Invisible’

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…on page 1083.

Reminds me of the ‘Keep cool, but care’ motto in V.

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