January 02, 2005

The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery

A beautiful and thought-provoking little book. Saint-Exupery is a master at presenting complex concepts in an enjoyable and entertaining way. The little prince appears to a pilot who crash-landed on an island. The little prince travels around the universe and meets all of the typical types of human personalities which all seem so silly. It's only the fox that actually teaches him somemthing meaningful. I love his interaction with the fox. Oh how simple it all is. The point of all life is to "tame" each other, to commit to love, to risk the inevitable pain that will be the result of loving and then losing that love.

So, "Has the sheep eaten the flower or not?"
I guess it all depends on how we look at things. When we have a positive "the glass is half-full" attitude then all is right with the world and the stars are laughing. On the other hand when we think negatively, dwelling on mistakes of the past, then the stars will all be weeping.

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August 10, 2004

Raise High the Roof Beam Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction - J.D. Salinger

The book is totally about Seymour, the deceased brother of Buddy. It's divided into two vastly different parts. The first part - Raise High the Roof Beam was totally enjoyable. The second part was somewhat of a struggle to get through and I was disappointed that there was not more of a revelation at the end.

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April 15, 2004

Franny and Zooey - J.D. Salinger

Great book and extremely well-written, all revolving around Franny's obsession with the Jesus Prayer and her withdrawal from life because it is so unGod-like. Zooey finally makes his sister see that it's not her concern. She just has to do what she was meant to do. "Do It For the Fat Lady"

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