Book Reviews by Jim Hamlin

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En Route

En Route is a mystical Catholic novel written by French author Joris-Karl Huysmans. Originally published in 1895, it details a short period in the life of a man that has recently converted to Catholicism after living a life consumed by hedonism and the occult. Although the protagonist, an author by the name of Durtal, has recently resolved to renounce his sinful past, he has yet to fully embrace the sacramental life and struggles in making a clean break with his vices and doubts. After much reluctance, Durtal agrees to go on a week-long retreat at La Trappe Abbey outside of Paris at t...

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