How to Find Your Missing Bit


by Gareth Owen (paperback)

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1) Don’t ask the Romans (they hid it)
2) Don’t ask the Mayans (they blew it)
3) Don’t ask Al Gore (just don’t)
4) Get some light (you’ll need it)

With more than a liberal quota of wit and frequent flyer points, this uniquely amusing but incisive book travels through the absurdity of our society, questioning what we do to ourselves and the planet while exploring why we fail to see the potentially disastrous consequences of our actions.

As we go searching for our “missing bit” and a way to turn this mess around, we travel from the northern beaches of Sydney to the streets of London and many average places in between.

On the way we encounter “thin places”, illusory money, strangeness in the fields of Wiltshire, dead Mayans, fear, allegorical aliens agendas, endemic poverty, lousy food, empty oil wells, French people, global icing and only one taxi on the Isle of Iona…