On to Lighter Things

…Like The Apocalypse!

On June 26 the adult education book club had an excellent discussion of the extremely thought-provoking book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks(which I still strongly recommend to anyone who hasn’t thought of reading it). At some libraries you will still have to wait.

We are now moving back from nonfiction to fiction, with the unusual novel Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett). This is, indeed, a (mainly) whimsical story of the Last Days leading up to Armageddon, featuring angels, demons, witches and witchfinders, the Four Bikers of the Apocalypse, and an 11-year-old, curly-headed Antichrist. It is entertaining, thought-provoking, and (of course) surprising.

As an introduction, I recommend that those who are not fully up to speed on the Book of Revelations may want to take a look,especially Chapters 4-8 and 12. But don’t worry, it may not turn out that way. Come join us for our next meeting at Panera’s on July 24 at 9:30 to find out.

– Steve G


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