Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Saint Zvlkx

If you have never heard of Saint Zvlkx you need to run don't walk to your local library & get acquainted with Thursday Next.   By the time you get to the fifth book, you will have heard of Saint Zvlkx in passing, mostly in reference to the site of his now-demolished cathedral.

On the way, you will learn about the new world religion (the Global Standard Deity).  Living as I do in a part of the country where religions that have a lot of overlap (our county has three, count them three, independent First Baptists Churches) but spend mucho energy emphasizing their differences, the idea of a religion that emphasizes the sameness of them all, well,  it is almost irresistible.  It has all gotten mixed in my mind with the older brother in Wonderfalls, the atheist studying comparative religions; a state of belief quite common in his field at least according to him.  G*d I miss Wonderfalls.

Who was/is Saint Zvlkx?  Well I don't want to spoil anything for you so all I will say is he might be a visionary, or a sham, a flim-flam or a visionary sham.  Seriously, read the books.  Also, get Wonderfalls, it's on Netflix.

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