My sister loaned it to me after she read it for a college class. I used to nurse her on the couch and a Boppy, after which she would promptly fall asleep. However, if I moved she would wake up. So, I learned to keep books, drinks, and remote controls nearby and I would just sit with her sleeping on my lap while I propped a book on the Boppy and read.
John of the Cross. It's a short poem, and the same one parodied by Douglas Adams in his title: It should be companion reading to this book.
John's version is from a different perspective, of course: In O'Conner's story we have an actor who is actively trying to turn off the Light, and what becomes of him. Main character Hazel Motes is committed to denouncing Jesus as the Light. He commits himself to the ministry of calling people to the "light" of unfaith.
Yet, in his quest, he finds himself in a dark night where the only light is the Light that persistently burns in his soul. No matter how hard he tries, Hazel just cannot stomp out this persistently burning fire. Ignore it as he might, he cannot help but notice it. He eventually comes to the point of reversing course and darkens his physical eyes so he can do a blind walk of penance back to the Light he tried to escape.
She just barely perceives this pin prick of Light in the darkened eyes of her boarder Hazel. But although she just can't seem to help but persistently look for this Light in the darkened eyes of Hazel, it is always beyond her reach, most likely because she is preoccupied with her noble schemes to separate Hazel from his government paychecks.
Some might say she preferred the darkness to the Light. And then there is Enoch. He just wants to be friends. It is his Wise Blood for which this novel is named. Wise blood is sort of a turn of phrase he uses to describe his instincts, which largely lead him to do things that ultimately contrive him to make unconventional and without a doubt disturbing human connections.
He is compelled to veil himself He seeks connection -- Communion, even. And so we have another seeker going about it the wrong way. This book is thick with Christian themes, and presented through characters that are written in such a way that you are compelled to not really relate to them so that you laugh at them and, hopefully, clearly contemplate the seriously significant subject matters regarding the salvation of the soul.
O'Connor's approach is definitely a Roman Catholic approach, but I think the elements of penance presented here are worthy of a protestant's consideration. Hazel takes his long penitential walks, and he rightly tells Mrs.
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Anything from Richard Laymon is very peculiar, Clive Barker is barking and I remember reading (or rather partially. Ultimate FF: Strangest Ever is honestly not a title I plan to revisit, unless forced to by Hydra.
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