Tuesday, February 16, 2010

A Symbol

Sneak Peek into one of the battles I'll be picking at book club tonight...

I finished Dan Brown's "The Lost Symbol" at precisely midnight and consequently fell asleep to my brain retrieving archived “thought files”. The last one I remember before falling asleep was this:

This quote, coupled with the subplot of The Lost Symbol led me to one of my ever developing, thinking points which is that so long as we come to obtain truth (or something that is good), does the well from which it is drawn matter?
What say you?

9 comments:

Together We Save said...

Can't wait to read this one!

Gwenevere said...

One of two things happened at book club tonight:
1)-everyone understands that I am going to say something totally outrageous and therefore just nod and smile when I speak or
2)-I was actually able to find a way to communicate my idea without offending or putting everyone off.
Either way, I walked away a happy girl.

Erin said...

You always get people thinking, Gwen. I had book club last night too. We just finished "My Antonia" and the last book before I move will be "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society".

Gwenevere said...

Erin when are you moving? Where? I didn't finish the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society...my fine from the library kept climbing and it just didn't grip me.

Andrea said...

I say...when a moment of truth comes, it is not always traceable to one well. I often have an moment of understanding that really is many experiences/thoughts/discussions converging into an understanding of a new truth.

So, say I, draw deeply from many wells.

Naomi said...

Of course not! Truth is truth. Since it is not relative, the path we take to get there seems to vary only because our vision is so tunneled. A pop author stumbles on an eternal truth? Well, why not? He has the light of Christ too.

That said, the only thing I read of his was a book called "Digital Fortress" and the writing was so dull I had to drag myself through it. Should I make the effort for this one? I mean, the only reason I read books like this is for entertainment and DF wasn't cutting it. Am I missing something? Or are these two better than that one?

Boy said...

Naomi, review coming on Thursday so you'll get more info (from my perspective-which is just about as good as gold...so there you go!

You said you had to drag yourself through DF and that helps illustrate the question... how much crap do we have drag ourselves through in order to find truth? I'm lucky, I have really nice boots, but what about everyone else? Don't go wading through crap without the right gear!

Gwenevere said...

boy logged in to my computer without telling me so that last comment is really by me...not boy.

Katie said...

Gwen, my grandmother in law recommended Potato Peel Pie to me and since I was on my WWII kick I read it. After all the other WWII books, especially Book Thief, I couldn't get into it because I just didn't feel their suffering enough through the whole "letters to each other" thing. It was the same with "These is My Words" for some reason reading letters and journals doesn't work for me. (Plus the title of that book doesn't even go with the story.)

ps: I wish I could be in your book club.