Saturday, January 18, 2003

Alice Sebold's HeavenI am now about 80% done with "The Lovely Bones" -- don't tell me how it ends! I am fascinated by the way that Heaven is portrayed in this NYT best-seller. The notion that each person has their "own" Heaven which intersects with other people's Heavens at times and is separate at times really intrigues me. We of course have no idea what the afterlife is like . . . except that I am certain that is above and beyond what we can comprehend. Sebold's version of the afterlife is though-provoking and intriguing. And even though it may all fall apart at the end, this far through it is a compelling read.

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