Monday, April 23, 2007

What I’m reading
Angela’s Ashes
Frank McCourt doesn’t like the church very much which may partly explain this book’s massive popularity with the secular world when it was published more than 10 years ago. (Decades after many Protestants lost their faith the market for spite-Rome literature is as lucrative as it was when Maria Monk was published.) That said it’s a story well told — I’ve already seen the film — and you can understand why he feels this way. The church in Limerick in the 1930s and 1940s according to McCourt was like a Jansenist-distorted fun-house mirror of more or less what I believe in.

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