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Summer reading…

Pottering through a number of books this summer break – dipping into them for a bit before moving on to another book for a while. On the go at the moment or just finished include:


“Happy Hour In Hell” (Tad Williams)

So far not as good as it’s predecessor, “The Dirty Streets of Heaven”. It feels more formulaic and in places the flippancy seems a little forced. Still it keeps up the research into angels in popular culture. Heaven and Hell here seem to be more reflections of human existence than the other way around though.


“The Left Hand of God” (Paul Hoffman)

One a range of fantasy fiction that I’ve come across in the past year or so that very much seem to be on the Church (or just religion) as an evil (or misguided) empire. Seems to be a common theme at the moment – I’ve also just finished the two below that also have a similar theme in them.


“Theft of Swords, Vol. 1(Riyria Revelations)” (Michael J. Sullivan)


“Rise of Empire, Vol. 2 (Riyria Revelations)” (Michael J. Sullivan)

I’m also dipping into the following two books and quite enjoying them. Both different to each other but well worth the time.


“Eating Heaven: Spirituality at the Table” (Simon Carey Holt)


“Religion and Science Fiction:” (James McGrath (ed))

And finally this arrived in the mail at Christmas, which looks like it’ll be helpful for teaching this year.


“Beginning Theology” (Lucienne Breingan)

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