What's Going On Here?
There are SO MANY wonderful book review blogs out there and I can't compete with them, that is for sure. So this is not a book review blog. This is just a way for me to organize what I have read so that I can be better at matching the right book to the right person. The blog title comes from the brilliant mind of the most talented woman who ever lived, Ms. Judy Garland. The full quote is, "Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of someone else." That is what I hope to do here and in ever aspect of my life.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Yeah, I know that isn't the song. But anyway, A Fine White Dust is the story of Pete who falls for the Man. The Preacher Man, a traveling preacher who comes into his town and just does something to Pete. Pete is the only one in his family who is serious about God. And the Man brings up a passion for the Lord even more fervent, in Pete. And while Pete loves the Lord, it seems that it's the Man that Pete finds most fascinating. This is a good, good, honest story. About growing up, self-discovery, faith, all of that good stuff, told so well by Cynthia Rylant, who always makes me think. A good, solid, short story, no excess words. Just really well done.