WE ART NOT GUILTLESS
Regarding your Aug. 12-25 issue, the first word on page 3 under Inside is “God”. Why is the divine’s name used in this sentence? There is no purpose and it’s needless.
The bible clearly states in Exodus 20:7, which is the third commandment, “Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.”
Our society clearly violates this clear command from God Himself and his name is used so flippantly and needlessly in this instance.
THE BOOK THING WAS FUN
I really enjoyed reading the reviews of books in last issue’s “August Reading” item. I was especially pleased to see Dan Simmons’ Summer of Night included in the batch. This book is in my list of top 10 all-time favourite novels. In fact, I would recommend anything by Dan Simmons. He is an award-winning horror and science-fiction writer.
Your reviewer compares Simmons to “Stephen King at his early best.” That’s an accurate assessment. If you love Stephen King, you’ll love Dan Simmons. If you’re looking for more work by this author, I would especially recommend A Winter Haunting and the story collection Prayers to Broken Stones.
A Winter Haunting is sort of a sequel to Summer of Night. I say “sort of” because there are what some might call “continuity problems”. I don’t let that bother me. Both these novels blew me away the first time I read them and I still re-read them once in a while.
Keep up the good work over there!
DAVE AND GWYNNE ARE GREAT
Thanks for your consistent fine work at getting into print an alternative to the usual paper available. I always enjoy reading prairie dog. Keep it up! The Suzuki and Dyer columns are especially interesting and important.
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