Has anyone any ideas for a great great book, easyish to read and doesnt contain love or politics?
I love this book. I read it nearly every summer. Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah Here’s a review from Amazon written by David Rasquinha. Illusions is an old favorite of mine which I suddenly ran into again, much like an old friend. I read it many years ago while in college and somehow I connected with it. I am too much of a hard nosed realist and cannot suspend belief beyond a point. So I prefer to treat Don Shimoda’s (and later Richard’s) various fantastic deeds as metaphors. I don’t claim to be right; others may have their own take. It does not matter because the worth of the book lies not in the story line (charming as it is) but rather in the lessons embedded in it. In Seagull, Richard was teaching, almost didactic. In Illusions, he and the reader are both students, discovering that the world is even more wonderful than we thought. The combination of the story line and the aphorisms in the “Messiah’s Handbook” makes for a read that is both entertaining and educativ