City of God
Thorndike Press, 2000 - 514 ページ
In his workbook, a New York City novelist records the contents of his teeming brain -- a virtual repository of the predominant ideas and historical disasters of the twentieth century. But now he has a story he thinks will become his next novel: The large brass altar cross from a run-down Episcopal church in lower Manhattan disappeared, then mysteriously reappeared on the roof of the Synagogue for evolutionary Judaism on the Upper West Side. He befriends the church's maverick rector and the synagogue's young female rabbi as they try to learn who committed this strange double act of desecration and why.
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... with it in a great expansive flowering , a silent flash into being in a second or two of the entire outrushing universe of gas and matter and darkness - light , a cosmic floop of nothing into the volume and chronology of spacetime .
Dead cellular matter flung up from the seas fertilized the rock soil . We are a blue oasis in black space , cocooned in our atmosphere of nutrient gases . We look peaceful but we are not . We are a planet of water and rock , sand and ...
I rooted for the Giants , always , but he liked close games and plays that outsmarted the opponent , no matter by whom . He loved the runners of the game , for instance , in the post - war , “ Crazy Legs ” Hirsch of the L.A. Rams who ...
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LibraryThing Reviewユーザー レビュー - woolgathering - LibraryThing
The best book I read in 2007, hands down. I enjoyed it so much and found it so inspiring that I scanned a page, printed it out, highlighted an important sentence, and mailed it to my beloved. It is now hanging on his wall. One of few books I wish had arms so that I could hug them. レビュー全文を読む
LibraryThing Reviewユーザー レビュー - charlie68 - LibraryThing
Vivid descriptions of life in a Nazi labour camp and of a bomber being shot down and crash landing in World War Two are the highlights of this book. The arcane arguments for the existence of God and faith while interesting may muddy the waters rather than clearing things up. レビュー全文を読む