Reflections on Christian Faithfulness and Homosexuality
This was a good wee book with a few gems in it. I would have liked much more detail and theology. Often the author seemed to repeat himself, I felt the book would be more effective if just half the size.
Louis de Bernières
This is a fantastic beautifully written book that follows life in a small village as the Ottoman Empire fell. Even though it has been a few years since I read this book, I can still see in my minds eye the faces of its people and the contours of its landscapes.
This is simply a stunningly beautiful and well woven story of life and war.
Hue & Cry Press
Excellent wee read. This booked is full of deceptively long poems; each packed with a minimal supply of words. I thought I was going to read this coffee table book in one sitting. As it turned out I read the first few poems multiple times and run out of coffee. I soon realised this a book where each poem deserves a separate sitting.
My highlights were 'The Cardinal Directions' and 'Finder of the Furthest Galaxy'. Nice illustrations as well.
Victoria University Press
Excellent book. It seemed that the whole first half of this rather long story, was simply introducing the characters and where they fit in the story; I loved it. By the start of the second half I was totally caught in the tale and could not put the book down. This is simply a beautifully written story that summons all of your senses. It is based in the gold rush of an emerging New Zealand and transverses the many cultures that knits her recent history together.
This morning I managed to climb right inside Miles Davis's head. There is a poetry-pumping-caffeine trumpet in here.