Monday, October 5, 2009
Church of the Dog
I don't usually comment too much on the many books I have read, but I am going to mention Church of the Dog. This book came to me in a sack from a friend. She and her husband buy books by the dozens. I can't imagine having to find a place to put them, but she is good about sharing them. Usually her books are murder mysteries, so imagine my suprise to find Church of the Dog included. It took me a bit to orient myself to this story, but it turns out to be a luminous and enchanting book. Mara (protagonist) lives a life similar to the one I had during that brief time when I was responsible to absolutely no one for my life. Part of this was during university, when we formed and reformed vastly unlike groups who somehow fit together, and drifted apart when the need came. This sounds absolutely an unreliable way to live, and it was, but it worked until it didn't. Sorry if this doesn't make sense. This is a sort of story of magic and of redemption and can open us to the magic in our lives. I plan to read her other books. PS If you read this, don't miss the answer to the second question on page 217. One of my daughters will recognize herself here.