The Perfect Golden Circle: Selected for BBC 2 Between the Covers Book Club 2022
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The second option here is to do a private or group tour around the Golden Circle. This option is usually best for those who do not feel comfortable with renting a car or want some more insight into certain places they are visiting. As Redbone rightly tells us, there is no perfect circle but Dum spiro spero (While I breath I hope), so we continue striving, breathing, hoping, eventhough PTSD is crippling us or the world buffets as along from one gig to another. Myers ode to a great gentle friendship and the huge satisfaction of creating beauty and being in harmony with the natural world around us. The messages Benjamin Myers imparts center around the environment, friendship, and the healing power of art. The novel is a snapshot of Britain during a moment of change: the ending of the Thatcher regime, its social unrest, crippling unemployment and the fading of the British Empire. It is also a fond homage to an imperiled rural idyll in its final moments before giving way to a hyper-connected globalism.
There are aspects of The Perfect Golden Circle that flow through many of his novels - poetic prose, beautiful descriptions of the landscape, subtle social commentary.That melancholy is what makes this book more than just another take on the cultural fights of the ’80s. Calvert is a veteran of the Falklands War, but his mental state is not that of the eternally cursed soldier. He is at times pensive, bitter, laconic and verbose. When we read of how “existence is there until it isn’t”, or summer described as a “cold-blooded lizard beast sitting deep in the ancient dust of an ancient island”, it’s the ambiguity, the deceptive simplicity, that hits home. Most of all, it works, and that’s enough.
In Myers’s telling, the men responsible were no vandals. Redbone and Calvert are an odd couple; their names may suggest a Savile Row shirtmaker, but the pair are closer in spirit to centrifugal visionaries such as the KLF. Redbone is younger, has travelled Europe with various bands, and is popular with women; Calvert is taciturn, always wears sunglasses, and has PTSD after serving in the SAS during the Falklands war. For weeks on end, living in a battered camper van, they move through the English countryside. Their goals: to create ever more dazzling patterns, to stay anonymous, to not get caught. The novel’s title derives from a conversation between the men. As Redbone explains, there is no such thing as a truly perfect circle, it “can only ever exist as an idea”. Which means, he adds, “that we each carry one within us”.And as the summer wears on, and their designs grow ever more ambitious, the two men find that their work has become a cult international sensation—and that an unlikely and beautiful friendship has taken root as the wheat ripens from green to gold. You can stay around for just one spout or stay around for several until you get the perfect shot and slow motion video.
Take a look at Viator forsome of the highly rated day trip tour optionsthat can take care of everything for you along the way.A book begging to be read on the beach, with the sun warming the sand and salt in the air: pure escapism. Their designs—which they craft without breaking a single stalk of wheat so that their guerrilla work is art, not destruction—attracts worldwide attention and the speculation of conspiracy theorists and UFO hunters, certain these crop circles are a sign that a life force from beyond Earth is trying to send humans a message. they tell a strange story, create a narrative. More than anything, they are something to believe in during cynical times … Hope is the human currency, and we’re spreading it about.”