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Common Sense, Nonsense, or Church Sense: Hilarious, Hard-Hitting Stories Full of God's Truth by Ron Carlson
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Studio: Covenant Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.99" Width: 6.01" Height: 0.44" Weight: 1.21 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2001
Publisher Covenant Publishing
ISBN 1892435071 ISBN13 9781892435071
Availability 0 units.
More About Ron Carlson
Ron Carlson is the award-winning author of four story collections and four novels, most recently Five Skies. His fiction has appeared in Harper's, The New Yorker, Playboy, and GQ, and has been featured on NPR's This American Life and Selected Shorts as well as in Best American Short Stories and The O. Henry Prize Stories. His novella, "Beanball," was recently selected for Best American Mystery Stories. He is the director of the UC Irvine writing program and lives in Huntington Beach, California.
Ron Carlson currently resides in Scottsdale, in the state of Arizona.
Reviews - What do customers think about Common Sense, Nonsense, or Church Sense: Hilarious, Hard-Hitting Stories Full of God's Truth?
Beware! Jan 6, 2004
Don't make the same mistake I did. This is not the same "Ron Carlson" who is best known for his short stories, but another author by the same name. This is a actually a book of "humorous" Christian essays, i.e.nonfiction. Nothing wrong with that, but it ain't what I was expecting. The other review posted here is obviously written about another book and is posted here in error.
Excellent Writing--Hilarious and Hardhitting!! Jan 25, 2001
Ron Carlson is a funny guy. At least one would expect him to bea funny guy after reading his ouevre. His most widely anthologizedstory, "Big Foot stole my Wife" is both touching andhysterical. His newest collection, represented here, is equallywell-written and--as the title states--hilarious. Speaking of which,I've heard many people clamor that saying your book is hilarious inthe title is arrogant and presumptious. But if you call pull it off(like Dave Eggers did with "A Heartbraking Book of StaggeringGenius") it only adds to the tome's appeal. Carlson's charactersare mostly everyday people but each with subtle quirks that set themflying into impossible and funny situations. The best part about thecharacters is the wonderful touch Carlson has with dialog. Thesepeople are funny! But it's funny because it's real. People actuallytalk like they do in this book, unlike say, a David Rabe play orD.F. Wallace book. This is a wonderful read. I ... it is madeavailable (when the book-reading members of the country realizethey're overlooking a wonderful piece) definately pick up this book. Ipromise you'll enjoy it!