Monday, January 22, 2018

Math City by Ahmad Amani, illustrated by Mehdi Anoshivani

I am one of those many people who has a lifelong fear of mathematics brought about by some shockingly bad teaching at primary school that left me unprepared for the horrors of algebra, geometry and worse once I got to secondary school. I can still vividly remember the nightly tears as my dad tried patiently to help me understand my maths homework (he was unsuccessful). Despite trying extraordinarily hard, I failed my maths mock O’ Level exam and so, to everyone’s relief, I was not allowed to take the exam. I have so far managed to get through life without the qualification and am pretty certain that I would fail it again even today – some things are just not meant to be.  Given my problem, I approached this rather quirky young adult novella with some trepidation. The idea of living in something called ‘Math City’ sounded like my worst nightmare but perhaps reading about it might help me to feel more comfortable with the subject?

Friday, March 10, 2017

Zizek and Nanjo monster

Today, I and Dania (my daughter) watched "Friends Naki on the Monster Island" by Takashi Yamazaki.

A child named Kotake wanders onto an island called Monster Island by the locals and meets up with a red ogre named Naki.

There is two cute monsters in this great animation, Nanjo & Naki. Human (Yes Us) is afraid of the monsters. But the Japanese child go to the island, and he became friends with both monsters, but Kotake have to come back his home, next Naki monster miss and want to see his friend (Kotake).

As always, humans are afraid, so that Naki could not go to their Village! Nanjo has a secret plan, he make decision to be an ugly monster and kill all of human, but Naki don't let him to do this. People be surprised and see Naki is fighting with Nanjo (his best friend) for them, and when Nanjo lose the fight, all of people would be happy that Naki saved them, so Naki could be friends with locals and could be able to see his friend (Kotake).

ZIzek, at last article, speak about lifts, and show us, all of us are same frightened people who need to again be afraid by a worse monster for that we could be able to make a change in our mind.

Now, we know about our fear (by Zizek's help), so why do we need fear for making change, or why don't we able to change our view without fear?

Link of Zizek's great article:

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

I think this is an absolutely creative book/Ann Fields/Author

"My assumption after reading the book trailer and author bio is that I would be reading a book about numbers personified and representing life (or rather conflict) in the Middle East. I did get numbers with human characteristics and a story line that provided great insight into the human condition/character and cultures in conflict.

At first I read the story, supplanting the Middle East as the characters/conflict but soon realized this could have been any number of countries or areas in conflict--North/South Korea, Israel/Palestine, America Democrats/Republicans, Egypt/Egypt, etc.--which makes this a universal story; a story of the human struggle for justice, equality, and just the basic right to live free and happy.

Math City is another book which proves we are all the same regardless of where we live. This is also the age-old story of the dangers inherent in absolute power. Although it is a short read, it took a while to reach the end because of all the thoughts and ideas the story generates as one is reading.

I think this is an absolutely creative book and I am looking forward to reading the sequel." Reviewed By Ann Fields/Author of Fuller's Curse

Math City in Kindle format, a book from the Middle East:

We and the last rhino

When I look at the Pic of the last male northern white rhino, I see human fate more than a fate of an animal. In fact, this is our fate under armed guard 24/7, who has made the situation and now they want to save us.

Eugène Ionesco in Rhinoceros play (written in 1959) show us how people turn into rhinoceroses, but in our time we could see how animals turn into human.

Think about the stupid phrase: in the end of world, all of things have changed into humanitarian issues. Oh yes other mean of this phrase is that; you (lions, rhinos, stars and so on and so on) have to face extinction, because we want to countuinue our generation.

There is no way, you must change into a human issue, in fact you have to turn into human...

Link of the news:

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Why are we going to other planets?

When we watch the Video with accuracy; very soon we will understand we can & able to solve our environmental problems on the earth.

Here, the radical question is that why have we, as a wisdom creature, spent a lot of money for searching and finding another planet like our earth for living, but we are not ready to spend some money for survive our earth?

Also this one is so terrible; the tragic irony is that the monies (funds) we have spent to find another planet like our earth for living, has been provided the earth itself.

Please don't make a mistake the words don't mean I am against study an searching on astronomy, but there is a basic problem, as the earth resources has been finished how we could continue the studies, without the earth (resources) we aren't anything.

Based on studies، our sun is going to die someday. We might want to look for a new solar system, also we, as clever creature, like to know about our world, so studying on astronomy & space is our need, who could oppose against Galileo Galile, in fact nobody, but need to note the point; unfortunately, we have destroyed our earth before that we can find a new planet.

All of our concerns, like finally earth would be destroy by sun and any other things, are not an acceptable reason for us to destroy our earth in this way, please see what happened, we are destroying our earth with more speed because all of us know; finally our earth would be destroyed!

Unfortunately, we are fordoing the earth before any Galaxy accident could be happen.

In other side, we do not have the right to consider our earth just as a thing which we could use it in any way we want.

Personally I think it wrong to look for another planet as an alternative for the earth because of what we are doing to it. We are closer to solving the problems on this planet with the technology we have, than to make the trip to another solar-system.

If our aim is to find new planet for living, so why are we destroying our earth, there is a serious question; really why are we going to other planets? and what's our aim?

Please tell us what do you think and why have we (HUMAN), to find a planet like our earth, spent more money (funds) than surviving the earth?

Link of the Video: (Note: This Video would be only a simple example of many new ways that we could and able to our earth, surely this not enough.)

Monday, February 20, 2017

All us are Gregor Samsa!

“As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect.” Franz Kafka
I think the radical question is that: Why did all us get a surprise about American's election and so on? IN fact, a real surprise, for me, is that why thinkers like Alain Badiou could not able to predict our situation, and worse than it, why all us get a magic sort of surprise, again and again? We need to read "The Metamorphosis" by Franz Kafka, again; instead of would be surprise again and again.
“It Was During the Horror of a Profound Night.” by Alain Badiou

Sunday, May 3, 2015

I can fly...

Interview With Fantasy Author Ahmad Amani
By Brian Feinblum

1.      What type of books do you write? Fantasy style is so important to me, and I like to write my story in this style. I think fantasy is a major influence on the people. In fantasy, you never have to point out or criticize anybody or any certain culture. I never like to point at a certain culture because all cultures have some strong points and some weak.  Therefore, through fantasy, we can challenge cultures to reach peace.

2.      What is your newest book about? "My Grandparents' Last War" is a book about woolly creatures who like to eat everything that they see on the earth.  The human have always fought for his(her) willing. The human could always be successful in wars because the human use your mind, but another creature do not have important thing. The human was possible that she(he) fail against other creature -Like a lion- if they do not have thinking, therefore we are not a best fighter! we are not king of the world! because the lions can become king of us if we have not thinking in our mind, like other animals! Every day we create so many opinions, books, films, like this: I am fighter or I would like to fight for my willing or I am warrior who want to fight for beloved person or things or...But I am not a warrior or fighter, I am a creature called human who like to live on the earth! "My Grandparents' Last War" is a book about it, but in new style and with illustration. The book is free on smashwords (

3.      What inspired you to write it? Militancy and egoism of human. Unfortunately, the egoism is so powerful in the third world. At least,  a modern human have many things which he(she) can take pride in offering the best service in the world. But, the human of third world do not has anything; but, he(she) glory his(her) last or her(his) culture. An old culture which do not has anything except egoism and militancy. The modern culture has egoism and military, too; but, a powerful critique is in the modern culture that this powerful critique continually criticize the egoism and militancy in its own inside. But, The culture of third world say that you can criticize me, but only that critique confirm me; this is helpful, constructive critique. Except this, you are a traitor.

4.      What is the writing process like for you? Like a dream, I like to sleep and see my dreams. Dream is so important and enjoyable to me. I could fly in my dreams. One, I flew in the sky of my city, I wanted to fly beyond my city up into the mountain, but I feared from getting lost my way to my home, and came back to my home, but next time... I have so many experience like this dream in my dreams. Writing a book is a process like my dreams; now, I think that I see a dream and speak with you. In fact, the real life is so hard and painful to me, and my real life is not never like my dreams, but my books try to show my real, painful life and my dreams.

5.      What did you do before you became an author? A peddler, A worker, dyer, Journalist and now an author who cannot speak and write about the painful life and sweet dreams in his country.  I am from the Middle East, the world of to be or not to be, where the third way -- at least, for now -- is not for mankind.

6.      How does it feel to be a published author? The feel is so sweet, like all of dreams in the world.

7.      Any advice for struggling writers? Only that you read and read and write. I hope that books make you think, while you enjoy it.

8.      Where do you see book publishing heading? I think that E-book is the biggest discovery in the 21th century. I cannot understand why we have still cut the trees for book and magazine or print works. That is so painful: for creating a better world with books, we have still destroy trees.