Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The Ball and the Cross

I've just finished reading The Ball and The Cross for the very first time.

I. Loved. It.

OK, I cried at the end. And sometimes, that makes me love a book. It has a very satisfying and satisfactory ending. But everything that happens along the way is exciting, too. The adventurous travels, the constant seeking to find a place to duel, the introduction of the women, whom you just know become wives, the priest, the devil--this book has it all. It was a page-turner for me, and kept me company during a long illness. I highly recommend it.

I read it in the Ignatius Press Collected Works Vol. 7, which you can get here, or you can get the book alone here.


  1. Gracious, Miss Nancy, I'm surprised you didn't read it before! It's one of my favorites too! :)

  2. So far, second only to Manalive as favorite of mine... Not including The Man Who was Thursday, which is far and away enough ahead not to count in the reckoning.

  3. The opening was one of the best I've read in a long time.

  4. Better late than never. I'm going to read The Flying Inn next...which I attempted in the past but never finished. I guess it is a week for firsts!

  5. Definitely one of my favorites.


Join our FaceBook fan page today!