Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Tuesday Teaser - 27 Jan

Teaser Tuesday

The rules are:
  • Grab your current read.
  • Let the book fall open to a random page.
  • Share with us two (2) 'teaser' sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.
  • You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your 'teaser' from .. that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you've given!
In the world of the novel, when all this has been said, everything is still to play for. And the attempt to approach human affairs as if they belonged to the world of evidence and determined outcome is bound to end in violence-ideological violence to the understanding of what humanity is, literal violence toward those who will not be convinced
A book about novels rather than a novel..Rowan Williams - DostoevskyLanguage, Faith and Fiction and inevitably it is taking some concentrated reading!! Andrew Brown says:
Rowan Williams, like Christ, renounces these powers; but when an Archbishop renounces powers he does not abolish them, he hands them to his enemies. Like Christ in the parable, Rowan's response to the Grand Inquisitors of the world is to kiss them on their bloodless lips and then slip out into darkness and obscurity through the door they have held open for him. When Christ kisses him, the inquisitor is touched in his heart but his beliefs and his actions do not change. Fresh heretics will burn when morning comes.
. Guardian review (also by Brown) is here:
There were times when I wondered whether I was struggling through the worst prose ever written by a poet. Sometimes the thought disintegrates entirely, like a jellyfish dropped in a jacuzzi
You may get a sense of that in the above! But there's lots that is worth reading.

1 comment:

Mary said...

"Sometimes the thought disintegrates entirely, like a jellyfish dropped in a jacuzzi" - so do you suppose that was personally tested???