Saturday, December 4, 2010
Shoveling + Lists + Angelology
Kristin has been reading and recommending poetry books because she is a poet herself! Her favorite poetry books of 2010 are listed here, in her blog, and the entry sends you to other lists, too. I'm glad that she's listed one of her own books on one of her lists, as it's good she loves the poems she wrote for others to read!
At the top of the New York Times list of 100 Notable Books of 2010 is a book by a fellow Kenyon College alum: American Subversive, by David Goodwillie. (What a great name!) It's a thriller with a blogger and an ecoterrorist in it. No wonder it's at the top of the list. Oh, plus the alphabet.
Next on the list is Angelology, by Danielle Trussoni, which has the Nephilim in it. I just learned about nephilim in the story "Nephilim," by L. Annette Binder, published in One Story, and mentioned earlier in this blog. Nephilim are hybrids of human and gods, as explained early in this New York Times review, with monstrous personalities. So they are nobody's sentimental angels. Angelology also has a nun and an art historian in it. Hmm, I smell romance, fantasy, thrills, and a movie, and, since it also includes scholarship, some Possession, by A.S. Byatt.
But, speaking of angels, here's a sweet angel story!
And for more information on these shovels, go to Dave's Blog on urban survival.