Logos Bookstore’s Recommendations
The Brief And Frightening Reign
by George Saunders
Riverhead Books, $13
Spring is often the time of new beginnings, such as reading
something new and different.
For something completely unusual in that regard, The Brief And Frightening Reign
Of Phil by George Saunders fits the bill.
From the extensive description of all the characters’ various
components and their personalities, one gets a feeling that real people are
conversing and acting even though they are a combination of different metal and
other material parts. The satire is quite good and brings to mind the inanity,
hype and mindlessness one finds in the world today especially among governments
and the media. Much of what goes on in the book is funny, yet very disturbing
and Phil, the title character, is truly frightening.
The black and white illustrations convey well a rather dark
world. The finale is quite a surprise as Saunders gives his take on the Divine
and the beginning of new worlds.
Meanwhile it is the month of May, and a perfect time for a
Spring visit to purchase Mother’s Day, Graduation, First Communion and
Confirmation cards, books and gifts. So come on in!
Upcoming Events At Logos
1, May 15 and May 29, 2007 at
7 P.M. Sit’N Knit. Come, sit, knit and share conversation. More
information, call Lori at (212) 517-7292.
May 2, 2007 at 7 P.M., KYTV Reading Group will discuss Rules For Old Men Waiting by
14, 2007 at 7 P.M., the Sacred Texts Group led by Richard Curtis
will discuss Jesus and The Sermon On The Mount.
June 6, 2007, at 7 P.M., KYTV Reading Group will discuss Le Grand Meaulnes by
Children’s Story Time every
Monday at 3 P.M. with Dvorah.
Transit: 4,5,6 Subways to 86th St and Lexington Ave., M86 Bus
(86th St.), M79 Bus (79th St.), M31 Bus (York Ave.), M15 Bus (1st and 2nd