Sounds good to me. I suspect Mrs. D is going to be rather busy with the move too.Anyone else interested in reading A Song for Nagasaki? (I linked to an article about it on my blog)
+JMJ+ @Betty: I'm still reading The Liar's Club, so I'll think of this break as an unexpected extension. =)@Melanie: It sounds good! I'll see if my favourite bookstore carries it.
Yes, thanks, Melanie. I will be engulfed in the moving madness, and barely surfacing until October -- except that I'll be checking my facebook and email 50 times a day. Other than that, I'm staying off the computer. I mean it. Stop laughing.
Yay! My library has it and it's in. That place is full of surprises.
Emily, Wow! My library actually does not have it. Nor does any library in the network. So I'm ordering from Amazon. If it's too hard for everyone to get ahold of, we can go with something else. We could actually read Nagai's Bells of Nagasaki instead. It's very short and should be widely available. I seem to be on a Japanese Catholic kick right now. I finally got around to reading Silence and am still pondering the ending. I went back to read all the old discussions here and am still not sure what I think. Maybe I'll try to write out my impressions in a blog post.
I picked up the book yesterday and was delighted that the forward was by Shusaku Endo. I've only read a couple chapters, but it's thought-provoking already. The immensity of the tragedy of the atomic bomb is mind-boggling. Now I want to read Bells of Nagasaki, too. And try to find the movie about Nagai. And reread Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes and Hiroshima, which I haven't read since high school. The list grows.
Emily, Oh cool. I haven't got my copy yet, so I hadn't realized that Endo wrote the forward. It sounds like you're on the same Japanese kick I'm on.
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