- several opposing dissertations on the meaning of life; quite interesting
- a murder mystery; intriguing but frustrating - I'm still not sure whodunnit
- information from a Russian Orthodox perspective, and those "evil" Catholics
Altogether it was a fine read. There are various things that I want to look into as a result of reading this (and other things I've read):
- the impact of world leaders on the spread of large factions of Christianity (i.e., Constantine, Henry VIII)
- more Russian literature; I've read some Tolstoy, but would like to read more authors
- more indepth thought regarding The Brothers Karamazov (classic literature) and The Brothers K (I suspect this book won't stay around for 150 years, as Dostoyevsky's book did, but it took it's title from the other). Now that I've read both, the way The Brothers K is influenced by The Brothers Karamazov is very interesting to me.