My reading has expanded beyond the classics of late, to my loss in some cases. I almost didn’t make it through VALIS by Phillip K. Dick. The concept for the story kept me going, but it was couched in such California cool, hippie claptrap that I struggled to hold on to the story. The Everlasting Hatred by Hal Lindsey provides some important insights, but seems hastily written, more mindful of the message than the flow of the words. However, I thoroughly enjoyed the early Hunter S. Thompson work, Rum Diary, and The Long Goodbye from Raymond Chandler. And, as always, it is the ideas that keep me reading, like the retelling of the Psyche myth in Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis and the combination of faith and deeds in The Book of James.
I hope you enjoy as much as I do the stories you read, and glean a bit of man’s insights into our world and perhaps even a glimpse of God within every idea.
|King Solomon’s Mines||Henry Rider Haggard|
|The Book of James||Holy Bible|
|Till We Have Faces||C.S. Lewis|
|The Lower River||Paul Theroux|
|VALIS||Phillip K. Dick|
|Rum Diary||Hunter S. Thompson|
|The Everlasting Hatred||Hal Lindsey|
|A Princess of Mars||Edgar Rice Burroughs|
|The Long Goodbye||Raymond Chandler|