Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Wise Blood:

Wise Blood by: Flannery O' Connor
Fiction: religion, 248 pages
Book Count: 44

First, a warning for people that do not know this author. This author was a Southerner that wrote about Southerners during the 1940's -50's. She also explored issues of race in her works, so it includes characters that say things that can only be said by rap stars today.

The story itself is odd and haunting.  It is a story of many people who are lost, not usually physically but in the very essence of their being.  It is also a social commentary of many things, using a combination of comedy, tragedy,and drama to make the readers think much more then anyone in the book does. It is the type of book that is hard to write about.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The Saint Louis de Montfort Collection:

The Saint Louis de Montfort Collection By: St. Louis de Montfort et al, Ed. by: Catholic Way Publishing
Non-fiction: e-book, religion, biography, c.762 pages
Book Count: 37-43 (a 7 book collection)

This book is a collection of books by and about St. Louis de Montfort.  It includes all of his major works as well as a biography of his life.  There are some issues for readers in this edition of the books. One there are a number of passages that have not been translated from the Latin and there is no in text translation for them. (And no Le Ann I can not translate them all for you.) Also there are a number of typos in the books.  Most of them are small and easy to tell what it should be, but towards the end of the book there are more typos and a few cause the passage to mean something different/opposite of what it should read.  But given the small price I still would recommend it to people that are interested in the works of St. Louis de Montfort.