046) Jumpers by Tom Stoppard, finished September 6
More than the other Stoppard plays I've read so far, Jumpers seems very much of its time, from its explanation in the stage directions of "a television set remotely-controlled by an electronic portable switch" and excitement about the existential questions raised by men on the moon, It's also wordy in similar but nonidentical ways to, say, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern---this time the philosophy is less about people working out real life and more about a philosopher working out philosophy. And yet---while subbing and otherwise waiting
I still liked it. I will still be reading more Stoppard in the future. I will still teach him. Times are good and Zeno proves that God is doing okay.
046) Dark Watch and other Mormon-American stories by Williams Morris, finished September 5
I had read most (all?) of the stories before so I hadn't been in a big rush to pick it up, but I did and I enjoyed it and found a couple I hadn't read (didn't remember?) which were also striking.about a month and a half
A recurring theme as the stories move into the future is imagining an underground Mormonism in unfriendly cultures.
I have a lot more to say about this book, but I need more time to plot it out---and I haven't decided where to publish it yet either, so, you know, time.
044) Pariah Missouri: The Promised Land by Andres Salazar and Jose Pescador, finished August 29
See what I have to say here.morning
043) Pariah Missouri: Answering the Call by Andres Salazar and Jose Pescador, finished August 28
See what I have to say here.afternoon
042) "I" is for Innocent by Sue Grafton, finished August 25
One of the best ones yet!weekish
Previously in 2016