Book Review: Bible Stories for Adults by Morrow (3.3 Stars)

Bible Stories for Adults by James K. Morrow

3.3 out of 5 stars

Read in January 2014

Anthology Synopsis:

Morrow unabashedly delves into matters both sacred and secular in this collection of short stories buoyed by his deliciously irreverent wit. Among the dozen selections is the Nebula Award-winning “Bible Stories for Adults, No. 17: The Deluge.”

Contents:

Bible Stories for Adults, No. 17: The Deluge (1988)

Daughter Earth (1991)

Known but to God and Wilbur Hines (1991)

Bible Stories for Adults, No. 20: The Tower (1994)

Spelling God with the Wrong Blocks (1987)

The Assemblage of Kristin (1984)

Bible Stories for Adults, No. 31: The Covenant (1989)

Abe Lincoln in McDonald’s (1989)

The Confessions of Ebenezer Scrooge (1989)

Bible Stories for Adults No. 46: The Soap Opera (1994)

Diary of a Mad Deity (1988)

Arms and the Woman (1991)

My Thoughts:

Favorite Story (tie): ‘Spelling God with the Wrong Blocks’ and ‘The Covenant’

Least Favorite Story: ‘Deluge’ (which won the Nebula … go figure).

GR Status Updates and Comments:

12/31 marked as: borrowed
01/01 marked as: currently-reading
01/01 page 1 0.0%
01/01 page 45 17.0% “Deluge” gets 1.5-2 stars … borderline offensive”Daughter Earth” gets 3.5-4 stars … much better, more thought provoking
01/17 page 84 32.0% Finished ‘Known But to God and Wilbur Hines’ – 3.5 stars Finished ‘The Tower’ – 3.5-4 stars
01/18 page 100 39.0% Finished ‘Spelling God with the Wrong Blocks’ – 4 stars
01/18 page 118 46.0% Finished ‘The Assemblage of Kristen’ – 3 stars
01/18 page 132 51.0% Finished ‘The Covenant” – 4 stars
01/18 page 150 58.0% Finished ‘Abe Lincoln in McDonald’s’ – 3.5 stars
01/18 page 162 63.0% Finished ‘Confessions of Ebenezer Scrooge’ – 3 stars
01/19 page 186 72.0% Finished ‘The Soap Opera’ – 3.5 stars
01/20 page 214 83.0% Finished ‘Diary of a Mad Diety’ – 3.5 stars
01/21 page 256 100.0% Finished ‘Arms and the Woman’ – 3 stars
01/21 marked as: read
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