Sunday, October 13, 2013
quality literature: christ the lord, out of egypt
september book club read. one of my fellow readers mentioned wondering if the plot might feel too contrived. i remember thinking, "my thoughts exactly." it took several chapters for me to get into it. it did feel a little too overdone at first. what i really appreciated in those first few chapters was a new understanding of the historical time period in which christ lived. i think i've never fully grasped the turmoil of that era. anne rice is a top notch researcher and totally delivered in that aspect. somewhere around midway, through, i really got what she was trying to say with the storyline as well. in the end, i totally agreed with kirkus reviews commentary. the book is extremely thought-provoking and a beautiful tribute to anne rice's journey back to faith.