“I don’t believe in God, but I miss him,” writes Julian Barnes in Nothing To Be Afraid Of. That could almost be the mission statement behind Alain de Botton’s Religion for Atheists, a review copy of which made its way on to my Kindle (proof perhaps that God exists, and S/he likes me.). It is a fantastic, fantastic book that I would recommend to everyone, particularly, if, like me, you don’t have a faith, but often would quite like one.
Archive for February, 2012
Ivey’s The Snow Child is like a steaming mug of hot chocolate; if I was offered it in the spring or the summer I would find its sweetness overwhelming and unpleasant. But it’s a perfect read for the fag end of winter, a bittersweet comfort read as the cold eats into our bones and we wait for the dark to recede.