This has been a month of multiple bereavements; in fact this is the fourth obituary I've written since early November.
Here are the three others: http://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/nelson-mandela-dies.html,
Now I'm sad to relate that yet another person has died, this time it's the prolific author and insightful philosopher Colin Wilson, see: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/culture-obituaries/books-obituaries/10504201/Colin-Wilson-obituary.html. He was aged eighty-two. Born in
Leicester in 1931 he was a deep thinker from an
early age. He wrote his first book at the age of twenty-four and it became a international
cult bestseller, since then he has written over a hundred others and became
associated with the "Angry Young Men" literary school (See here for
His writings were not only fiction, but philosophical, scientific and mystical
works on crime, human nature and the paranormal. What makes him special for me
is that I got hold of my first Colin Wilson book by borrowing it from my
mother; this is highly unusual because she and I normally had such different interests.
The only other example of this rare interaction is Lyall Watson, see: http://hpanwo-tv.blogspot.co.uk/2011/08/lyall-watson.html.
The world has lost a brilliant mind and enthralling writer. Rest in Peace.