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A Thoughtful and Entertaining Read
on August 6, 2015
With two such unfortunate names as Bouvette and Hughie, they were bound to fall in love, right? When I read the summary of this novel, I was intrigued enough to make a purchase and give it a shot. I was raised in a Catholic household and have often stumbled across this very dilemma in my thoughts. Aren't we all just people down here? Some of us hold different jobs, but trying to compromise between human nature and a religious outlook on relations is quite odd. Anyways, this story delved into that from a more humorous and touching angle, not taking a decisive stance on the issue, merely showing us a snapshot of what life means for some people. People just like us. Sure, Hughie was a man of god, but he was also as flawed as they come, and Bouvette wasn't exactly an angel either. When we begin to see these characters as normal people, rather than their social or cultural position in life, we see this as a beautiful love story between two imperfect humans. However, when dropped back in the context of this novel, we get an entirely new layer of meaning and significance, calling in to question many of the beliefs and doctrines that many people hold so dear. A book that can make people think on so many levels and still be entertaining is a hit in my book. Nicely done, Anders.