Re: hi ~everyone
- Well, the book is certainly not all about
Christianity either!! Here is a quick (and poor) description
of the book: The book is a work of fiction about two
characters who survive the terrorist bombing of an airplane.
Both characters are transformed, one into what is
usually seen as "good" and "angelic" and the other into
what is usually seen as "bad" or "demonic." Both
characters are on a sort of spiritual/personal mission to
become WHOLE. A major theme of the book involves what is
seen as good/evil, sacred/profane, holy/demonic etc.
The plots and sub-plots work on several levels and it
is a rather deep and complex read. You will
undoubtibly need to do some research into the book to fully
understand it and it's message. It is a brilliant work of
art. Enjoy. <br>p e a c e<br>mf<br>3~<br>.
- I will keep my eyes open for your suggested
title. With the controversy over The Satanic Verses we
heard that Christianity hasn't been maligned in novels,
and if it were, Christians would be very vocal in
protesting such a novel.<br><br><br>Not Wanted On the Voyage
by Timothey Findlay is quite the version of Noah's
Ark, and although I'm not a Christian, I kept glancing
over my shoulder, on the look out for lightening bolts
all the time I was reading it. (It is a brilliant
book.)<br><br>I'm reading a John Updike novel now, "Toward the End
of Time", seemingly written around the same time as
The Satanic Verses, although the copyright date is
1997. Updike's main character also moves through time,
and becomes a main character in Biblical stories.
Updike's work has a theological approach as well, and he
also questions accepted dogma. <br><br><br>I haven't
finished it yet, but I wonder if anyone else in this
discussion group has read it, and seen a similarity.
<br><br> How does Milan Kundera react to these "profane"