Sunday, April 24, 2011

Letting Weapons Loose???

Hello Everyone,

    I am a big fan of martian music, military stuff and military fiction. Here is and excerpt from ScareCrow a book by Matthew Reilly, about a bounty hunt for men who could stop a century of war. This post is in response to A - Z blog fest for the character S.

'"Turning and turning in the widening gyre, the falcon cannot hear the falconer. Things fall apart, the center cannot hold. Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world." Yeats, I believe.'

'Consider that poem by Yeats. I particularly love the notion of the falconer no longer being able to command his falcon. It suggests a nation that is no longer capable of controlling its most deadly weapon. The weapon has developed a mind of its own, realized its own deadly potential. It has outgrown its owner and attained dangerous independence.

'Now place that in the context of the US defense industry. What happens when the missile builders no longer choose to obey their masters? What happens when the military-industrial complex decides it no longer needs the United States Government?'

'The Scarecrow will stop you,' Gant said defiantly.

'Yes. Yes. The Scarecrow,' Killian said. 'Our mutual friend. He is a special one, isn't he? Did you know that the Council was so concerned about his presence on the list that they went to the trouble of arranging a sham mission to Siberia just to trap him? Needless to say, it didn't work.'


    Hope you loved the same. This a seriously and well planned plot in the book by Matthew Reilly. It is interesting.

      Please do let me know the most interesting plot you know from some book. I mean, see the way it is narrated with respect to some poem. Anything like that?? Have you seen??

with warm regards


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