Monday, June 30, 2008
Favorite Things Addendeum
On last week's "My Favorite Things" list I had Jodi Picoult as a favorite author. While I still like her books and highly recommend reading "My Sister's Keeper", I would like to remove the book "Change of Heart" from my list of suggested reads. I finished it last night and was not impressed. It was too long, predictable, and had an Are-you-kidding-me-with-this? kind of ending. But most importantly I am getting a little tired of the alternative religions in her books. While I try to be an open-minded person and would absolutely hate to be labeled as a Bible-Thumping-Christian, I do get a little of tired of people ragging on my Savior. In previous books, Picoult would merely explore other religious beliefs, but in this book I felt she was attacking Christianity, mainly the Catholic Church. She has every right to believe what she wants, and even write a novel about it. But she has officially gone down a couple of notches on my list due to it.