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Reviewed: 07-01-19

Not up to the usual quality of the “Very Short Introduction” series. Turgid book, and awful narrator with an annoying voice and no feel for the flow of the prose (not that this prose would flow very well, even for a master narrator). Critical Theory does not seem to be a coherent set of ideas, but rather just a school of disillusioned Marxists who reached very different views on how to cope with Marxism’s doctrinal deficiencies and political horrors.

A perfect reading

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-05-08

"Gilead" is one of the most profound, deeply moving novels of our time. Its portrayal of human nature and existence in a universe pervaded by God would perhaps have seemed natural a century and more ago; today, it is a revelation. More than once, this novel made me weep, something that no book has ever before done. How fortunate, then, that this blessed novel has been blessed with a great reader. His voice, intonation and pace are ideal for the character of John Ames, the story's ostensible narrator. A perfect reading of a perfect novel: what more could one ask of an offering?

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