After reading four other books on the subject of "Jack the Ripper " , this latest one I'm just about to finish has brought some whole new thinking about who he might have really been. I've read other books by this writer but this is his best work so far. It's really changed my thoughts and many theories about this killer.
I was brought up in a religious environment and was a Christian until about my mid 20s, then I met Omar Khayyam and learned that it was possible to be spiritual, even mystical, without the bureaucratic straitjacket of formal religion. I loved Fitzgerald's five translations but have since discovered Richard le Gallienne's paraphrase.
But before I met Omar I read The Screwtape Letters by C.S.Lewis which is a real eye-opener for anybody with an interest in how their mind works and the tricks the subconscious can play with the way we do things. He may not have intended it that way but it proved to be a very useful tool.