Sunday, June 27, 2004

I am finally done reading OUR LADY OF THE LOST AND FOUND by Diane Schoemperlen. I didn't like it, though i found the premise intriguing: one day a woman walks in to find the Virgin Mary sitting in her living room, in need of a peaceful place to stay for a week. But the novel turns a little too didactic for my liking, laying out story upon story of Marian apparitions. And for the most part i found the stories quite interesting, but not exactly what i was looking for in a work of fiction. The other thing that bothered me was her use of the present tense and first person. As much as i hate to be critical, i often felt that this novel may have been a semi-autobiographical account of the author's spiritual awakening.

Next up: The Romantic by Barbara Gowdy.


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