jueves, 17 de julio de 2014

The Temple Is Not My Father by Rasana Atreya -- Review



The Temple Is Not My Father by Rasana Atreya
Reviewed by Alex Canton-Dutari
Rasana Atreya I consider a sociological writer, as she brilliantly exposes India's social inequities -- or social peculiarities? The discovery of a god's approval of female child prostitution in India did not surprise me. This happens in other societies, also. Nevertheless, the pathos of the story and its ending was, strangely enough, to be expected, as in some societies those living in "the abyss" -- Jack London's expression -- always seem to turn full cycle never finding a way out of their misery.
I am looking forward to Rasana's next book
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Jesus Burned by Jim DeFilippi -- a review

Jesus Burned by Jim DeFilippi
Reviewed by Alex Canton-Dutari

I am a fan of this author, who has demonstrated his capacity to describe the whole gamut of human feelings in his previous books. Jesus Burned is full of metaphors and social finger pointing, which made this a great reading experience.
For example, raveling through the body metamorphosing into a soul is but a speck of an important message about life and its inequalities.
I found it very interesting how the deceased told their stories while being almost nonjudgmental in a time when being closeted was the norm. The main characters represented society's struggle between ego and super ego.