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  • The Star Rover
  • Jack London
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  • 10 June 2020
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Download ç The Star Rover 104 characters The Star Rover Obleman and an Englishman in medieval Korea Based on the life and imprisonment of Jack London’s friend Ed Morrell this is one of the author’s most complex and original works. To begin with The Star Rover is by no stretch of the imagination science fiction Its hero Darrell Standing is a prisoner at San uentin Because of lies told by a snitch the prison warden erroneously believes that Standing knows where a hoard of dynamite is stored Because Standing does not cooperate he is wrapped tight into a straight jacket for days at a timeMost of the book tells of Standing s previous lives which he dreams of while in his straight jacket These range from Egypt Korea Judea at the time of Christ and perhaps best of all a 19th century seamen cast away on an island near Antarctica Jack London manages to keep the reader s interest up though the episode in Judea strains the credibility Ultimately we as the readers know that Standing will be executed by hanging so there is no chance of a happy ending Yet just before he dies we hear Standing s defiant credo just before being hangedThere is no death Life is spirit and spirit cannot die Only the flesh dies and passes ever a crawl with the chemic ferment that informs it ever plastic ever crystallizing only to melt into the flux and to crystallize into fresh and diverse forms that are ephemeral and that melt back into the flux Spirit alone endures and continues to build upon itself through successive and endless incarnations as it works upward toward the light What shall I be when I live again I wonder I wonder London was never known for writing pleasant books and this is certainly not one but his indomitable spirit comes across and grabs us by the throat

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The Star Rover

Download ç The Star Rover 104 characters The Star Rover Darrell Standing who escapes the horror of prison life and long stretches in a straitjacket by withdrawing into vivid dreams of past lives including incarnations as a French n. The Star Rover is unknown compared to Londons other works but this is an amazing book A straight jacketed prisoner is brutalized and basicly left in the dark in solitary confinement wills himself to learn astral projection and relives past lives from previous incarnations Very uniue book that is unlike anything else Jack London wrote Although the theme of struggle defiance strength of spirit and willpower are one of the main themes in The Star Rover as in most of Londons other work but even that aspect is different in the sense that the main character achieves his victory by giving up and willing himself to leave this existence You will find no bigger lover of Jack London than me but even though this is very different than anything else he has written I hold it in just as high regard and consider it a classic Besides recomending this to fans of Londons work I would recomend this to someone into science fiction or anybody interested in astral projection meditation or shamanism

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Download ç The Star Rover 104 characters The Star Rover The Star Rover in the UK published as The Jacket is a collection of short stories revolves around the concept of reincarnation It tells the story of San uentin death row inmate. Star Rover by Jack London Uleash the Powers of Your Mind I ve struggled with how to review this one It s getting five stars because I think it s greater than the sum of its parts The book description states that this is a collection of closely related short stories Having read it I think that s either a mistake or a very sad attempt to water down what I feel is a very thought provoking story Jack London for his day was a great researcher and shrewd observer of the human condition In fact I think that particular aspect of his genius for writing has been overlooked I m not an expert on literary history but I wonder if Jack London had not supported socialist views or if the United States had not been paranoid of Socialists to the point of blindness how his writing would have been perceived Perhaps it might not have made a difference As I understand things with my limited brain observations of the Human Condition do not have a political persuasion or perhaps it s that their message transcends political beliefs or even perhaps the struggle of the human spirit is larger than any political party or caucus I m certain that Jack London s book Star Rover can be looked at in many ways I ll focus on the three of them that ring truest to me First as a historical novel historical fiction that offers a look into life at the turn of the century and the dark ugliness in our nations prisons In a strange twist of fate London s book supports the work of his alleged father attacking the practice of jacketing as a cruel and inhumane practice used by Warden s and prison guards to punish interrogate or torment prisoners There is rarely a good reason to torture somebody I say Jack s alleged father because the individual William Chaney was an astrologist and journalist About the time this book was released he was working to force the state government of California to stop Jacketing and other inhumane practices in the state s prisons To prepare for this book Jack London interviewed Ed Morrell in prison Though his main character is Professor Darrell Standing Standing is largely based on the testimony of Ed Morrell who claims to have been a Star Rover like Standing in the book He also featured Ed Morrell in the book as one of the prisoners in solitary confinement with Darrell Standing who served as sort of a mentor So even though London does not claim to be a star rover the tale is based on reports from someone who at least believes that they were London also helped win Ed Morrell s release from prison and remained his friend until London s death in 1913 Ed Morrell wrote a play that went nowhere based on his life that he tried to publish in 1925 But the genius of London does not stop there Standing believes in reincarnation Star Roving is much like what people have often referred to as Astral Projection Standing used Star Roving as a means of going back through the daisy chain of lives his spirit has been part of and re living them or part of them This is another place Jack London s true life adventures and his shrewd observation and keen memory of details and dogmatic researching show his genius It is true that some of the stories are not verifiable but most of them involve times and events in history which are For example the story of the man stranded on a small rocky island after his ship is lost in a storm is based on a true accounting and documented in the Philadelphia Museum The sad yet triumphant story of the European Sailor marrying a Korean woman then suffering for decades at the hands of a politically powerful rival is based on a true story and verifiable Perhaps the most valuable historical account is the accounting of the Mountain Meadows Massacre which London tells through the eyes and mind of a young boy This account though a fictional story is considered by many to be one of the most accurate accounts of the tragic attack There was also a very interesting story about a man who was friend with Pilot at the Crucifixion of Christ who was dumped by the love of his life a Christian because he wanted to flee with her rather than help Christ Escape Though all of these stories are fiction they are likely also accurate accounts based on what was known at the time How much value we should place on historical fiction is debatable and conclusions about what is and is not relevant are subject to individual understanding on an account by account basis The second way to look at this is as a story with Spiritual value The opening story offers an interesting twist on what is fair and just and how human nature can be easily corrupted when one group believes they have been given power over another We have inmates who are clearly guilty of heinous crimes Darrell Standing admits that he murdered a colleague Ed Morrell was a renegade bank and train robber and what we might call a domestic terrorist today but was just considered a criminal in his day Put in this story the prisoners become the victims of a brutal system There are several stories about the enduring spirit of man where Standing in a past life endures tortures and harsh treatment heroic survival and isolation under the most difficult circumstances imaginable Yet as thought provoking as these stories are London does not draw any conclusions Darrell Standing is simply a reporter of history here not a judge It s like London s famous short story To Build a Fire In the end the man dies and we are left with an enormous unsettled spiritual argument about the nature of man the wisdom of man s attempt to conuer nature and the right of man to believe his species should dominate the world Each of the stories in this book offer a look at complex dilemma s facing mankind Is it honorable right to kill rather than give women over to someone else How can anyone ever justify a brutal slaughter of innocent people Can love really conuer all Are we really strongest or able to withstand punishment at our weakest not at our strongest There is no way these stories were written without any spiritual significance when they talk about man murder God Christ overcoming Nature and inhumanity to man Even if London had never intended a spiritual observation there is clearly one here The third and darker way of looking at this that is not proven one way or the other That would be that Darrell Standing has an autobiographical side to him This is about Jack London finding escape from the pain and torture of failing kidneys and likely gallstones disease and renal colic In John Barleycorn The Memoirs of an Alcoholic London called his bouts with alcohol drinking adventures When he wrote Star Rover he was in pain much of the time and taking morphine to get through the day Perhaps his adventures under opium were far different than they had been with alcohol Where Alcohol John Barelycorn trudged alongside him step by step whispering in his ear like the Devil once he was no longer physically able to adventure Opium released his soul to find new adventures in his mind It s my opinion that this book is a little bit of all threeFive StarsSuitable for any reader