View Full Version : Do we FINALLY have a great Mormon novel?

04-03-2013, 10:03 AM

04-03-2013, 10:08 AM

This looks a little too serious for me. Let us know if it's any good.

You didn't like The Backslider?

LA Ute
04-03-2013, 10:10 AM
My guess is probably not. But I have downloaded this one to my Kindle and will let you know.

Jeff Lebowski
04-03-2013, 10:10 AM

Given that you refuse to read any books related to Mormonism, you unfortunately won't be able to make that judgment.

I just ordered a copy. I will let you know what I think.

04-03-2013, 10:26 AM
Sounds too much like the Naked Communist.

Jeff Lebowski
04-03-2013, 10:27 AM
Does "the lonely polygamist" by Udall count as a Mormon novel? I have heard that it is very good, and it received good critical reviews.

What about Stegner's novels? They deal with Mormonism sometimes. Speaking of Stegner, when I saw this monument to Eugene O'Neil in Connecticut,


,I thought that SLC should put a Stegner monument downtown somewhere. Maybe near the City Creek center. He is our best and most famous author, was very cool, and was a friend to Mormons, intellectuals, environmentalists, and pretty much everyone.

I thought "The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint" by Udall was very good.

04-03-2013, 11:22 AM
So you didn't enjoy Twilight?

04-03-2013, 08:29 PM
I thought "The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint" by Udall was very good.

I think The Lonely Polygamist and The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint are the frontrunners for the great Mormon novel.

SU, you should read these. Really good books. I bought Elders and will probably get around to it in a few months.

04-04-2013, 09:51 PM

What does the review say?

04-05-2013, 10:38 AM
NPR (Fresh Air specifically) did an interview with the author. Here is a link (http://www.npr.org/2013/04/04/176163672/former-mormon-missionary-describes-the-experience-of-elders) to the audio.