Daily Archives: June 24, 2014

Death With Interruptions

Death With Interruptions by Jose Saramago 2009 / 239 pages rating 5 (out of 10) /contemp fict If an author is too lazy to give characters names and use traditional punctuation and formatting (sentence- paragraph breaks) then I don’rpt see … Continue reading

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The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse

The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse by Louise Erdrich – 2003/ 355 pages rating – 9 / contemp fiction This is the third book I’ve read by Erdrich which focuses on the Ojibwa Indians of the … Continue reading

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How Jesus Became God

How Jesus Became God: The Exaltation of a Jewish Preacher From Galillee by Bart Ehrman 2014/ 371 pages rating 8 / history of Christianity Although Ehrman is no longer a believer, he presents a fair picture of the “historical” Jesus … Continue reading

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The Gnostic Gospels

The Gnostic Gospels by Elaine Pagels 1979 /182 pages rating 8 / history of Christianity Interesting exploration of how the gnostic gospels interacted with orthodoxy and to shape the Christian church as it developed. Good book – it’s not about … Continue reading

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Heatstroke

Heatstroke: Nature in an Age of Global Warming by Anthony Barnosky 2008/ 288 pages rating 7 / non-fiction/ environment Not a top-notch anything, but pretty good for a freebie. The focus of Heatstroke is the effects of global warming on … Continue reading

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A Tale of Love and Darkness

A Tale of Love and Darkness by Amos Oz 2003/ 517 pages rating 7 (but parts are 10) / fictionalized memoir Perhaps I’ve just read too much Israeli history and lit to really appreciate this book. It started out quite … Continue reading

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Asunder

Asunder by Chloe Aridjis 2013 / 192 pages rating 7.5 /contemp fiction By day Marie, like her great-grandfater, is a guard at the British Museum where she watches the paintings and patrons as well as thinks. After working hours she … Continue reading

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