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Author:  Norwegianblue [ Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:14 am ]
Post subject:  Catholic novels for bedtime Lenten reading

Go on! Suggest some nuggets!

Considering rereading The Lord of the Rings or Kristin Lavransdatter, neither of which I've read since my conversion.

Author:  GKC [ Sun Jan 29, 2017 1:10 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Catholic novels for bedtime Lenten reading

Norwegianblue wrote:
Go on! Suggest some nuggets!

Considering rereading The Lord of the Rings or Kristin Lavransdatter, neither of which I've read since my conversion.



I approve.

Someone is going to mention something by Waugh, I bet.

Author:  Dorothy B. [ Sun Jan 29, 2017 2:29 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Catholic novels for bedtime Lenten reading

Norwegianblue wrote:
Go on! Suggest some nuggets!

Considering rereading The Lord of the Rings or Kristin Lavransdatter, neither of which I've read since my conversion.


I was fascinated by Kristin Lavransdatter! I read it when I had four small children at the time, and I closed the door and they played with toys and I sat in the same room glued to the book.

Author:  Norwegianblue [ Sun Jan 29, 2017 3:03 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Catholic novels for bedtime Lenten reading

GKC wrote:
Norwegianblue wrote:
Go on! Suggest some nuggets!

Considering rereading The Lord of the Rings or Kristin Lavransdatter, neither of which I've read since my conversion.



I approve.

Someone is going to mention something by Waugh, I bet.


I've read Brideshead Revisited, The Sword of Honour, and Scoop.

Author:  Norwegianblue [ Sun Jan 29, 2017 3:04 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Catholic novels for bedtime Lenten reading

Of course, one of the advantages of rereading one of the books mentioned is that I already have them. Of course, I also have Catholic novels I haven't read.

Author:  HalJordan [ Sun Jan 29, 2017 3:24 pm ]
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Father Elijah

It's not a novel, but The Sadness of Christ by St Thomas More is the best Lenten reading ever, IMO.

Author:  GKC [ Sun Jan 29, 2017 3:26 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Catholic novels for bedtime Lenten reading

Norwegianblue wrote:
GKC wrote:
Norwegianblue wrote:
Go on! Suggest some nuggets!

Considering rereading The Lord of the Rings or Kristin Lavransdatter, neither of which I've read since my conversion.



I approve.

Someone is going to mention something by Waugh, I bet.


I've read Brideshead Revisited, The Sword of Honour, and Scoop.



Good enough.

Author:  Norwegianblue [ Sun Jan 29, 2017 4:02 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Catholic novels for bedtime Lenten reading

I will have other reading during Lent, but thought perhaps I should focus on something specifically Catholic for my fiction as well. Not that I always stick to fiction for my bedtime reading, but I do tend always to have some fiction on the go.

Author:  Obi-Wan Kenobi [ Sun Jan 29, 2017 4:22 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Catholic novels for bedtime Lenten reading

Death Comes for the Archbishop, even though it was written by a Protestant. Its episodic nature should lend itself to bedtime reading.

Author:  Doom [ Sun Jan 29, 2017 4:24 pm ]
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I have no idea what a 'Catholic novel' is, do you mean a novel written by a Catholic author?

Author:  Norwegianblue [ Sun Jan 29, 2017 4:24 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Catholic novels for bedtime Lenten reading

Obi-Wan Kenobi wrote:
Death Comes for the Archbishop, even though it was written by a Protestant. Its episodic nature should lend itself to bedtime reading.


I have that one, and I haven't read it! :D

Author:  Norwegianblue [ Sun Jan 29, 2017 4:25 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Catholic novels for bedtime Lenten reading

Doom wrote:
I have no idea what a 'Catholic novel' is, do you mean a novel written by a Catholic author?


And with some content relative to Faith, grace, and that sort of thing. :D

Author:  Norwegianblue [ Sun Jan 29, 2017 4:30 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Catholic novels for bedtime Lenten reading

If there's a good, inspiring novel relative to faith and grace, and not written by a Catholic, I shall not immediately reject it. So Narnia and the Space trilogy might have been candidates. :D

Author:  GKC [ Sun Jan 29, 2017 5:18 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Catholic novels for bedtime Lenten reading

Norwegianblue wrote:
Obi-Wan Kenobi wrote:
Death Comes for the Archbishop, even though it was written by a Protestant. Its episodic nature should lend itself to bedtime reading.


I have that one, and I haven't read it! :D


I approve it.

Author:  GKC [ Sun Jan 29, 2017 5:19 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Catholic novels for bedtime Lenten reading

Norwegianblue wrote:
If there's a good, inspiring novel relative to faith and grace, and not written by a Catholic, I shall not immediately reject it. So Narnia and the Space trilogy might have been candidates. :D



I approve those too.

Author:  p.falk [ Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:37 pm ]
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"Keys of the Kingdom" by AJ Cronin.... I've read a lot of Cronin and "Keys of the Kingdom" is his best.

Author:  p.falk [ Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:41 pm ]
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If you want something religious and funny while not insulting the Catholic faith "Morte D' Urban" by JF Powers.

"The Last Gentleman" by Walker Percy is good. Might be a bit abstract early on... but the closing scene with the priest are incredible.

Author:  gherkin [ Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:39 pm ]
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GKC wrote:
Norwegianblue wrote:
Obi-Wan Kenobi wrote:
Death Comes for the Archbishop, even though it was written by a Protestant. Its episodic nature should lend itself to bedtime reading.


I have that one, and I haven't read it! :D


I approve it.

Second. The Space Trilogy is really pretty great.

Author:  gherkin [ Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:43 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Catholic novels for bedtime Lenten reading

GKC wrote:
Norwegianblue wrote:
GKC wrote:
Norwegianblue wrote:
Go on! Suggest some nuggets!

Considering rereading The Lord of the Rings or Kristin Lavransdatter, neither of which I've read since my conversion.



I approve.

Someone is going to mention something by Waugh, I bet.


I've read Brideshead Revisited, The Sword of Honour, and Scoop.



Good enough.

:shock:

Not a bad start. But good enough? :verymad:

However, for purposes of this thread--apart from Scoop--those are the best Waugh books to read or reread. Apart, perhaps, from the biography of St. Edmund Campion (haven't read it) or the novel about St. Helena (also haven't read it). I guess I now know what my lenten reading should be...

Author:  Obi-Wan Kenobi [ Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:44 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Catholic novels for bedtime Lenten reading

Are you agreeing with GKC or with me?

The first two volumes of the Space Trilogy are boring, and I don't care that CSL like Perelandra best of all his works.

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