A Cruel Man Delighting in Flowers

...the mildness to which men ... had yielded was only half of the intoxication of beauty, while the other half ... was of such surpassing and terrible cruelty—the most cruel of men delights himself with a flower—that beauty ... failed quickly of its effect... 

Hermann BrochThe Death of Virgil


Jeremy Davies is made of ink, but don’t dip a feather in him. It tickles. He once painted a fingernail black and no one really noticed. He was disappointed. He’s also an editor, a religious atheist, a liker of strong coffees, a Shakespeare-lover, a political anarchist and someone who rarely has a pen when he needs one. He has been a PhD candidate, a personal trainer, a life model, a bouncer, an infantry soldier and someone who rarely had a pen when he needed one. He has had words published in a variety of places, in a variety of publications, in a variety of forms, in a variety of moments: Canada, Wet Ink, SMS and twelve minutes past three in the afternoon being some of these. His first novel, 'Missing Presumed Undead', will be re-published by Satalyte Publishing in February 2014. A second is on its way.


walk4one - Samuel Clear Being the editor of this book from an early stage, it feels difficult to review it ... I feel almost as close to it as the work I've written. Working with Sam on this has been one of my major professional experiences, and I believe it will remain so for some time.

It is an adventure/travel book, with a particular Christian faith-based spine running through it, but it is also a very human book, and certainly has a sense of the Quixotic about it at times. Sam does not shrink away from the tough questions, for others and also---most importantly---for himself, and he changes as both a man and as a man-of-faith from one cover to the other: even 'the walk' itself changes in what it stands for and how it 'means'. It's laugh-out-loud funny at times, and it's head-shaking sad at others.

Well worth a read, no matter your relationship with theism!

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