Thursday, January 4, 2007

The Sparrow and Children of God by Mary Doria Russell

Wow, are these books thought provoking! Missionaries in space! Hard questions for God! Can I use enough exclamation points?! I read these in September and October of 2006. Some parts were VERY difficult for me to read because they were more graphic than what I am used to. Highly recommended, but not for the squeamish.
The Sparrow 1996, 408 pp.
Children of God 1998, 438 pp.

Rating: 4 for both

1 comment:

Les said...

Thanks for your recent comment on my blog. I've just discovered yours and had to comment on these books. I met Ms. Russell a decade ago at a small conference. Such a charming (and quite humorous) author. I loved The Sparrow, but was fairly disappointed with Children of God. Her stand-alone (Thread of Grace??) about World War II is quite good, too.