Like the Harry Potter book, the ending raises more questions than it answers.
“The Nun’s Story” is based on the story of Hulme’s friend, Marie-Louise Habets, a nurse and former nun.
Choosing between life in the convent and life in the outside world.
Made me think of the Pope’s thoughts, in the post below…..
So, what am I going to read now?
I will return to “Jesus of Nazareth” by Pope Benedict XVI – I had read two chapters before being engulfed by “The Nun’s Story” and by Harry Potter.
I also want to read another book for children, the first of Phillip Pulman’s “His Dark Materials” trilogy.I have avoided these books, since having read about Pulman’s anti Christian, anti Narnia philosphy a few years ago, in a journal for children’s librarians. The first book, however, has been made into a movie ~ The Golden Compass, to be released this Christmas.
So, now I would like to enter into the controversial foray and read the book for myself ~ is it okay for the kids to read? Can it be a good tool for dialogue? Like the Truckers series by Terry Pratchett.
Wanting to “read it for myself” reminds me of the Index, the old list of books that were not recommended for Catholics to read. We don’t have an Index any more, but there is more information about the Index Librorum Prohibitorum here
But what books would be on the Index if it did still exist today?