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|Title||:||Saintspeak, the Mormon Dictionary|
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Saintspeak, the Mormon Dictionary Reviews
I thought this was a delightful read. I only wish I knew where my copy went. Shows another side to Scott Card - and a more astute, witty, funny side than some see in his writings. A jibe from the inside of the LDS society.
A fun little book from Orson Scott Card. Here's a good summary from Wikipedia:"For the most part, the book is light-hearted and winks at the shortcomings and idiosyncrasies of Mormons, but there are entries that are downright harsh. Frequent targets include hypocritical behavior by church members, the church's repression and denial of its history, and fanatics who take church doctrines a bit too far."Card pre-emptively and humorously strikes against anyone who takes offense too deeply by including a satiric introduction where he claims Ambrose Bierce appeared to him in a vision and presented the text of this book to him (paralleling the Angel Moroni appearing to Joseph Smith and telling him about the Golden plates that composed the Book of Mormon). Thus, he isn't responsible for anyone being offended by it; it's all Bierce's fault."It's written like a dictionary with entries like:"Wine: What Mormons will go to any length to prove that no righteous person in scripture or Church history ever drank.""Wickedness never was happiness: A synonym for “I told them so,” used when people who don’t live the way you think they should, have some terrible misfortune.""Agency: Within your stewardship, complete independence to do what you’re told."While the book is out of print, it can be found online at free on the Signature Books website: signaturebookslibrary.org/how-this-bo...It's a quick short read, in parts a little harsh but true, but also has quite a few laughs.
Another giggle-filled tome (along the lines of Kirby's "Sunday of the Living Dead"). This 'Mormon Dictionary' includes such gems as "Family Preparedness: What is going on when Mormon friends serve you dirty radishes, raw wheat, and grainy honey when you come visiting. It teaches their children that surviving a disaster may not be worth it."This A to Z of Mormon jargon is, unsurprisingly, filled with such silly and completely 'on-point' definitions. Great fun.
Here we have an attempt by Card, early in his career, to make a Devil's Dictionary for Mormon culture. We are quickly reminded that 90% of what Card has written over the years is just terrible. He definitely ain't no Ambrose Bierce. This little book may find some appeal among those who haven't come to the realization that Mormon culture is so boring that it's not worth satirizing.
Love this book. It is hilarious!!