|Plague Journal *****|
This is pure espresso. A demitasse of concentrated charity, concentrated suspense, concentrated adventure. Follow the flight of a world weary editor of a small town newspaper that becomes a hunted man when his society finds itself under totalitarianism, a world that looks very much like Huxley's Brave New World, and also dangerously similar to our own. Therefore, this book not only captivates and thrills us with Nathaniel Delaney's counter-cultural courage, but also gets us to see the perils to which our own culture is headed. There are sections where hell itself seems invoked in the hardened hedonism, the intolerant totalitarianism that has come to imprison the world. But likewise, one is often reminded of heaven, the joyful triumph of the caritas that comes to be consummated so often within these pages. Such a wonderful wounding is this book. –william 256 pages from Ignatius Press.