Orion Reads
a diary of books etc.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

South Pole

I'm leaving in two weeks for the south pole of the earth.

I'll be taking Infinite Jest because i'm still not finished.

I think i'll also take The Bible because i've never read it and i'd like to read the bible's account of Jesus. It's fascinating to me how many different versions of Jesus there are in the world today. There's the Jesus of Dofstoyevski, who is basically a martyr but not so much of a saviour; there's the Jesus of the born-agains, who (literally?) enters into your heart; there's the Jesus of mainstream american christianity who apparently "Saves!" with a twangy accent; there's the jesus of Salinger, who is pretty much indistinguishable from Buddha; of course the Crusades; and c. The various flavours of Jesus basically span a really wide range, so i feel i should sit down and read the darned thing and get an idea for what they're all based on. Plus there will be plenty of time down there for reading, i suspect. I guess i may not actually Take one, there's probably one there.

For the rest of my reading diet, i think i'll be relying on what other visitors have left over the years, which should be a fairly interesting collection.

For more info on what i'm up to, visit elenzil.com/ohpolar.


  • Oze, "Take one". Just to make sure. Love, Mom

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:32 PM  

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