Tuesday, December 26, 2006

 

The Nearest Book

Madbull tagged me for this book meme. You open the nearest book to you and post the first five lines. Here goes

They called him Moshe the Beadle, as though he had never had a surname in his life. He was a man of all work at a Hasidic synagogue. The Jews of Sighet-that little town in Transylvania where I spent my childhood-were very fond of him.He was very poor and lived humbly. Generally my fellow townspeople, though they would help the poor were not particularly fond of them. Moshe the Beadle was the exception.

Those lines are from Night- Elie Wiesel's account of the Nazi death camp horror. I've just started reading it so can't say anymore about it. It won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986 so that probably tells you how highly rated it is.

Anyway,hope everyone had a Great Christmas.I'd tag Marc but I figure he too busy with a Jcan Christmas. Anybody who feels like doing it can take a shot.

Comments:
You know what? That was actually a dumb meme, IMHO. I am sorry I did it now... I was just dropping by to tell you that, but I see you've done it already, so...
 
That is one small, yet powerful book.

Let us never be indifferent. That line and the bit about the boy leaving his slow father behind, really left a huge impact on me. Let me know when your done reading it, I love hearing what people thought about things.... Season's Greetings.
 
Don't beat yourself up MB. It wasn't such a bad meme.
 
Never took on that meme....

Hope you had a good Christmas.

Where's the party for New Year's Eve in SVG?
 
Cranky..I finished it in little over an hour. Two things that stood out were the incident you mentioned and when Elie's dying father called out to him and he didn't go. Book is very powerful and really shows how easy it is to become dehumanized.Oh,how about that woman on the train who had the vision of fire.

Doc...not sure where I'll be going but Young Island is one the big party spots.
 
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