03 MarThe Traveling Death and Resurrection Show

So I have made it around to reading Ariel‘s The Traveling Death and Resurrection Show. Honestly, I’m not much of a fiction person, Jeanette Winterson, Tom Robbins, & The Cat Who books (because who doesn’t love a secondary character that’s a size 16 librarian? Huh? Huh? And smartass cats? Although I’m simply shocked, people, SHOCKED at the twists in the latest book, but that’s a different review, now isn’t it?) aside… Actually, I say I’m not a fiction person — but perhaps that’s not entirely true. I don’t care where I find it, fiction or non-fiction, but I read for truth. Sometimes fiction can illuminate the truth better than non-fiction’s clinical approach to the truth. I tend to be very particular in the fiction I read, and I don’t tend to seek it out, perhaps this is what I mean when I say I don’t really read fiction. Anyhoo…

I have made it around to reading The Traveling Death and Resurrection Show. Initially I knew I’d finish it, it was decent, but last night it made me cry & there are, at last count two pages with dog-ears because I’ve tried to give up the habit of underlining things I want to remember… I might have to come back to those pages with pencil and underline the lines I want to remember off those pages though. Truth is contextual but I present with open heart (and hungry stomach? it’s *sooo* past breakfast) the two lines that I would underline.

…the cure for both alienation and loneliness is solitude (pg. 109).
“The important thing is not to think much,” Teresa said, “but to love much; do, then, whatever most arouses you to love” (pg. 163).

I have always sucked at book reviews so I’ll just end with A+++++, would read again.

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