An Esoteric Fiction written as Third Person Interior Monologue, The Invisible Papers is a work inspired by various sources and subjects in the realms of Theosophy, Occultism and Philosophy. Without a story or even any characters this novel presents its own unique landscape to intrigue the reader. The offbeat plot loosely strung throughout this book from beginning to end will not only fuel curiosity but at its core is meant to inspire in the reader a certain air of self-reflection and meditation. Its particular application of Third Person Interior Monologue provides a universality where such an atmosphere is possible as well as making it comfortable to navigate through. The reader will traverse many different topics at an unexpected yet refreshing pace all which more or less fall under the umbrella of personal relationships and existential observations approachable by anyone who isn’t averse to self-awareness.
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As you’ve noticed from the blurb, this book is something more than your usual straight forward narrative, indeed it is an existential questioning of the foundations of human thought and most specifically the unique view of the individual person. Which makes is personal right from the off, I found it easy to get along with this layered monologue as at its core it asks those difficult questions that human kind has been struggling with for years on a personal level.
‘However if you look deep enough into anything, sense is always there to be made, wouldn’t you agree?’
The place of the narrator is to represent us, our innermost intimate voice, it’s a brutally honest, unapologetic exploration of life in all its forms and ideologies, self-imposed and otherwise. My initial thoughts of what I was reading was to believe this was an unrelenting and challenging read, possibly due to my inner distrust in distrust of things.
With the tackling of such subjects as who we are individually, an analysing of society and on the hypocrisy of the human mind in terms of our mistrust of society and each other. The need to not conform or integrate entirely within the inherent rules of said society but to keep that part of us which makes us exclusive. I found myself stopping periodically to just muse on the constant questions and views that were brought up.
Calling for a lot of self analysing and doing a bit of my own over this review, I realise that I probably paint a bit of a dark picture. This can be acutely probing work but it is well-balanced with a positive air, an encouragement to unashamedly live life as you want to. There is a lot of critical thinking and inquisitiveness to be had – sadly these days people just don’t get taught to think in such ways – and to work out what makes them tick and question their own motives..
Anyone who wishes to ponder, for a time, on life and the way we are as a society will have more than enough material here for a good few years. For this review I scrolled back through the pages and decided I liked this book even more than I thought I did the first time around. I put that down to the sheer amount of potential topics to while away those solitudinous hours that life deigns to throw our way.
This is a book of its time, at no other point in history have we been able to analyse ourselves and others with such a vast wall information and opinion that comes at us from all conceivable angles everyday. It is that overload which actually makes this claustrophobic piece of inner thought a relief. For anyone who likes to read undisturbed, what better way than to be alone with one voice (well two if you count your own) in your head.