Blatantly Obvious...And i Loved It!
So, after reading every book in this course, I can honestly say that this was my favorite. It kept me intrigued from the moment I began until I ended. In fact, I was hoping that it wouldn't end, because I just wanted to keep reading. I realize that this might sound strange. I mean, the novel wasn't exceptionally well-known and it certainly wasn't a classic. But, what made this novel unique from others in the course is that it didn't have any hidden undertones. It was blatantly obvious in its depiction of how society would react to a modern day Jesus.
From the many blogs which I have written throughout this course, I find that the main topic in which I am interested is religion, specifically, the Catholic faith. In Resurrection Blues, there was no need to close-read to find religious characters in the novel. Rather, the entire plot throughout the novel portrayed Ralph as a modern-day Jesus. The "magic" which Ralph performed, his dedicated followers, and the many people who wanted to see him crucified, was purposefully and obviously paralled to Jesus' own life.
Did anyone else enjoy the obvious aspect of the novel? Did you find this one more enjoyable to read because it was less thinking and easier to "go with the flow"?