It's Happening Again

Well, either I am totally exhausted from the semester or I have some kind of sleeping disease. The tiredness and all started back up two days ago. I forced myself to stay awake yesterday, but today, I couldn't. Anyway, decided to do something about it today (granted, something unhealthy) and bought some drinks loaded with caffine...well, not too loaded. I didn't buy any of that energy drink stuff. I tried one of those on my way back to Tampa after visiting the folks...and, well, it just tastes like cold medicine and it didn't do a thing for me.

I don't really know what I want to do tonight. I have been reading Anne Rice's new novel, Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt. I didn't care for it at first...something about the narrative voice wasn't complete at first. However, I am getting into it now. Also, I was hesitant to read about a religious figure. I always find that the books and movies that discuss religion are concerned with presenting kodak moments or else want to show things in such a way that promotes some cause. I saw the movie The Passion of the Christ, and I think that the message I got from the movie was vastly different from the message of those around me. I can't speak for Mr. Mel Gibson, and from interviews I have heard it seems like he may or may not have had an agenda. However, I was less concerned with the textual/Biblical significance of the film than I was with the core human message. In my opinion, that film shows us exactly how horrible we can be to other people. That sounds simplistic, and maybe it is; but, if you watch the movie with that in mind, I think that it takes on a totally different meaning. So, that brings me back to Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt. I don't know what Rice is trying to do with this book and I can't give an opinion yet because I am only about 1/3 of the way into it; however, I respect Anne Rice's talent enough that I am trusting her in this one. If you have never read Anne Rice, you are missing some of the most vibrant literature by a modern writer. My favorite book by Rice is Violin. I also enjoyed Interview with the Vampire and Pandora...Pandora is a fascinating book and I have a friend reading it right now....can't wait to hear what she thinks. I am totally in love with Marius in that book! Anyway, that is just my ramble for today.


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