From the Loyola Classics series . . .
"New editions of acclaimed Catholic novels."
Mr. Blue by Myles Connolly
Editor: Amy Welborn
The mysterious and magnetic J. Blue spends his inherited wealth as soon as he gets it and lives in a packing box on a New York City rooftop. This beloved novel about a contemporary St. Francis figure, first published in 1928, has intrigued countless readers for decades.
This new edition of Mr. Blue includes an introduction by John Breslin, S.J., as well as discussion questions designed to help deepen the reading experience for both individuals and reading groups.
A Catholic Gem - A Highly Recommended Book!
In the introduction of Mr. Blue, it said that this could very well have been the Catholic answer to The Great Gatsby, because it was written only four years after Gatsby. Interestingly, but I’m sure not coincidentally, I read Gatsby earlier this year, in my ongoing attempt to read some of those classics I somehow missed earlier in my life. (And who’s running the show again? Even my reading, if only I let Him drive…as Archbishop someone-or-other said, “all I know is, the more I pray, the more it [“coincidence”] happens”…and I must research that some other time to get the reference right, sorry) Just like Gatsby, Blue is short – 126 pages, and the perfect length for preseason football game viewer companions, who like to share the space but perhaps not the activity of watching. Watch out, though. This book pac Full Review...
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