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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2015 1:03 pm 
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In the last few years I've read almost all Lewis' religious non-fiction, plus GKC's Orthodoxy and Everlasting Man--I'm very eager to read your comments. I'm curious if you ever worry that Lewis sometimes expressed his concerns more effectively than his kerygma?


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In the last few years I've read almost all Lewis' religious non-fiction, plus GKC's Orthodoxy and Everlasting Man--I'm very eager to read your comments. I'm curious if you ever worry that Lewis sometimes expressed his concerns more effectively than his kerygma?



I've been a Lewis and a Chesterton (inter alia) collector for 50+ years. The books I will be reading are not works by them, but commentary on various aspects of their life and writings. Been doing that for around 50 years, too. It is unlikely I will be commenting on them. The last time I did that was with respect to Oddie's CHESTERTON AND THE ROMANCE OF ORTHODOXY, some years ago.

Very little about Lewis worrys me.

Literally, he preached (IIRC) 3 formal sermons, and I wouldn't distinguish that from his other religious non-fic.

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I'm currently reading Old Man's War by John Scalzi.

It's the first book in a sci-fi series, but judging from what I've read so far, I'm not very likely to pick up the rest of the series. It's not horrible, but It's not very entertaining either. Perhaps I have changed my opinion when I have finished it.


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I'm currently reading Old Man's War by John Scalzi.

It's the first book in a sci-fi series, but judging from what I've read so far, I'm not very likely to pick up the rest of the series. It's not horrible, but It's not very entertaining either. Perhaps I have changed my opinion when I have finished it.



I bought OLD MAN'S WAR, and a couple of the follow-on titles, originally because of some buzz in the field comparing OMW to STARSHIP TROOPERS. Haven't looked at any of them since. What I later read of Scalzi's work makes me keep pushing it off behind authors that I know I like. May never get them read. Or may.

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It is unlikely I will be commenting on them.

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GKC wrote:
It is unlikely I will be commenting on them.

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Well, maybe. Especially if they are of such quality as Oddie's book.

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I am reading Rediscover Catholicism by Matthew Kelly right now. However I would like to mention a few good books I have read already two of which are written by Dr. Brandt Pitre, Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist and The Bride Groom, the Greatest Love Story ever told. Also Frank Sheed's Theology for Beginners and Theology and Sanity. Very awesome books.


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I just finished reading 1984, and I am now reading Animal Farm

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Doom wrote:
I just finished reading 1984, and I am now reading Animal Farm



Good. Some books are more equal than other books.

I'm reading the personal story of Juan Pujol, agent GARBO, of WWII fame. Written with Nigel West. A brief overview of the history, but a fascinating look at the greatest double agent of WWII, in his own words.

This follows completion of Jim Butcher's 6 volume Alera series.

Next, I'll read something else.

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I just finished reading 1984, and I am now reading Animal Farm



Good. Some books are more equal than other books.



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I just finished reading 1984, and I am now reading Animal Farm


I have 1984 in French and Animal Farm in German. I saw the name of George Orwell at Barcelona, Spain a few years ago.

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how much fiction do you read gkc?



Lots/probably too much, mainly SF/fantasy, some other genera. Plus history, in my areas of interest, and stuff in my collecting areas.

Fiction is really a constant temptation, to do some escapism, and not pick up something that would make me try to integrate what I'm reading with what I've already read in the area. I was considering either Weir's THE MARTIAN, or David Drake/John Lambshead's INTO THE MAELSTROM next. But I think I'd better go for another nonfiction.

Until Taylor Anderson's next DESTROYERMEN book comes out, in about 2 weeks. .

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