12/31/11

Good reads

Good reads, we think:

The Spirit of the Disciplines: Understanding How God Changes Lives

This is a Dallas Willard work. Dallas is a pretty good writer.

And:

The Things They Carried

"Taught everywhere—from high school classrooms to graduate seminars in creative writing—it has become required reading for any American and continues to challenge readers in their perceptions of fact and fiction, war and peace, courage and fear and longing."

I dunno about that "taught everywhere" thing ... it seems to be a Great Mystery in the Smile Hi and Holy Land and JUCO educational systems. In any case, it's their loss, for Tim O'Brien is surely one of America's great contemporary authors.

and

Dien Cai Dau (Wesleyan Poetry Series)

having read some of  Komunyakaa's other stuff, I'm really looking forward to this one, which has actually been around awhile now.

Happy New Year, one and all!