Skip to comments."The Borrowers"; a new book (barf alert)
Posted on 07/04/2011 8:29:55 AM PDT by Wading Across
First-time novelist Rebecca Makkai gives us a character in "The Borrower" who faces a moral dilemma: a Missouri librarian who must decide whether she can help a child running away from home after his parents enroll him in an evangelical program to "discourage" homosexuality.
The librarian struggles to choose. The book begins with 26-year-old Lucy Hull's confession: "I might be the villain of this story. Even now, it's hard to tell."
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Just from reading the review, it's evident that this is yet more moral relativism at its finest, by the reviewer, and more so, by the author.
Not only that, it has the same name as a legendary children’s series.
A. They don't.
Lifetime movie/television network is probably scrambling to buy the rights to make a movie.
If it’s the Borrower, singular, it doesn’t. (There was also a horror movie called Borrower too). Though: A Japanese cartoon version of the children’s classic, issued in English as “The Borrower Arietty”, will be out later this yr (OK then you have a bit of confusion with that version’s title having the singular form)
Sorry. Poor proof-reading and editing on my part. The book is “The Borrower”, not to be confused with the beloved children’s book and cartoon series, “The Borrowers”.
First thing I thought of, too.
My God...who is going to read this?
In these people's minds, there is no alternate point of view.
At some point, it will be on some public school's required Summer Reading List.
Got to promote diversity, you know. /S
Nonsense - it is DESIGNED to be confused with the beloved childrens book and cartoon series!
Probably replace ‘Portnoy’s Complaint” or ‘Catcher in the Rye’ on the required literature list. Their work is mostly done, anyway. The bar has been lowered.
How many THOUSANDS of toxic swill books have been published in the past 30 years?
There should be a website with a list of all of these toxic swill books so that we can avoid them. Think of all the library space that could be filled with good books if our brainwashed librarians did not feel that they had to do their part for the brave new world.