31 Aug Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead
A whodunit chalked full of astrology and animal activism. Worth the read but start with Flights (also by Olga Tokarczuk).
In fact Man has a great responsibility toward wild Animals—to help them to live their lives, and it’s his duty toward domesticated Animals to return their love and affection, for they give us far more than they receive from us. And they need to be able to live their lives with dignity, to be able to settle their Accounts and register their semester in the karmic index—I was an Animal, I lived and I ate; I grazed in green pastures, I bore Young, I kept them warm with my body; I built nests, I performed my duty. When you kill them, and they die in Fear and Terror—like that Boar whose body lay before me yesterday, and is still lying there, defiled, muddied and smeared with blood, reduced to carrion—you doom them to hell, and the whole world changes into hell. Can’t people see that? Are their minds incapable of reaching beyond petty, selfish pleasures? People have a duty toward Animals to lead them—in successive lives—to Liberation. We’re all traveling in the same direction, from dependence to freedom, from ritual to free choice.” subtitle=”Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead” name=”Olga Tokarczuk”]