Comments on Reading...
Posted 30 June 2003 - 03:17 PM
Posted 01 July 2003 - 04:34 AM
Originally posted by WhyFjord:
Alvy, have you read The Power and the Glory?
Posted 01 July 2003 - 09:33 AM
My latest find is Frederick Buechner's Book of Bebb(Lion Country). I haven't laughed out loud at a book in quite some time. Of course it doesn't hurt that the book is amazing quite apart from the humour.
These are Kara's favorites. I believe she's read the whole series twice. They looked interesting to me and i remember thinking that if i ever found time i might like them... Isn't Bebb a Bible salesman or something like that?
Buechner is fantastic in everything he does. I've read several books written by him, and my two favorites are "Telling the Truth: the Gospel as Comedy, Tragedy and Fairy Tale," and "Son of Laughter." The latter was one of the most enjoyable reading experiences i've ever had, diving into the history of Jacob, son of Isaac (whose name means Laughter), and bringing the O.T. story to life. Then again, you're talking to a fellow who named his daughter Genesis, so you can see how i'd be more biased to enjoy this kind of a novel.