Jonas Featured on Page 69 Test

The Book of Jonas is the current feature on Page 69 Test, a book blog in which the author attempts to use an excerpt from page 69 to explore the story and themes of the book as a whole, often with, ahem, varying degrees of success. (Via the Campaign for the American Reader.)

Posted 284 weeks ago
<p>“If we pull this off, we’ll eat like kings.”</p>

“If we pull this off, we’ll eat like kings.”

Posted 285 weeks ago
<p><strong>Incredibly grateful for this kind review of <em>Jonas</em> at <a href="http://litandlife.blogspot.be/2012/07/the-book-of-jonas-by-stephen-dau.html" target="_blank">Lit and Life</a>!</strong></p>
<p>“…but in Dau’s capable hands, this style pulled me through the book. <em>The Book of Jonas </em>engaged both my mind and emotions with an ending that, literally, made me gasp.”</p>

Incredibly grateful for this kind review of Jonas at Lit and Life!

“…but in Dau’s capable hands, this style pulled me through the book. The Book of Jonas engaged both my mind and emotions with an ending that, literally, made me gasp.”

Posted 286 weeks ago
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Posted 287 weeks ago
<p>“Truth is the most valuable thing we have. Let us economize it.”</p>

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- Mark Twain, Following the Equator</p>

“Truth is the most valuable thing we have. Let us economize it.”


- Mark Twain, Following the Equator

Posted 289 weeks ago
Novelists in packs are like Smurfs, except drunk and bitter.
Posted 295 weeks ago

Interested in understanding the economic crisis, not just demonizing? Then this is required viewing.

Posted 299 weeks ago

No joke, I had the following conversation in a bar last week:

  1. Belgian guy: I would consider myself to be very conservative, politically.
  2. Me: Oh, really? Do you thing gay people should be allowed to get married?
  3. Belgian guy: Well, sure. What do I care what gay people do?
  4. Me: Do you think it should be illegal to have an abortion?
  5. Belgian guy: Wow, no. Regulated sure, but totally illegal? No way.
  6. Me: How do you feel about Charles Darwin?
  7. Belgian guy: (Mildly Confused) You mean the biology guy?
  8. Me: Evolution, yeah.
  9. Belgian guy: (Laughing) What's there to think about it? It's evolution. It's like asking what I think about two plus two equalling four.
  10. Me: Right, see, in my country, you would be considered a raging liberal.
  11. Belgian guy: Really?
  12. Me: Yep. Practically ready to adopt communism.
  13. Belgian guy: What's wrong with communism?
Posted 305 weeks ago