Prince of Peace

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  • Title: Prince of Peace
  • Author: James Carroll
  • ISBN: 9780395926192
  • Page: 407
  • Format: Paperback
Prince of Peace

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Prince of Peace

About “James Carroll

  • James Carroll

    James Carroll was born in Chicago and raised in Washington, D.C He has been a civil rights worker, an antiwar activist, and a community organizer in Washington and New York He was ordained to the priesthood in 1969 and served as Catholic chaplain at Boston University Carroll left the priesthood to become a novelist and playwright He lives in Boston with his wife, the novelist Alexandra Marshall, and their two children.



725 thoughts on “Prince of Peace


  • Whew A beautifully written but, for me at least, a powerfully sad one to experience as well, for it brought back in an emotionally laden rush so much of what I experienced as an Irish American Catholic in the time of the Vietnam war Not only was this a time of immense destruction and loss of life, but it was again, for me a time when I now realize I began to lose my faith both in the dream of a decent and noble country and in a wise and just Church.Carroll, himself a former priest, tells his sto [...]


  • Another one of those unintended Book of the Month Club purchases from 1984 While it sat on the shelf I thought is was non fiction, but found I was wrong when I started to read it A fictional study of one man s desperate attempts to reconcile his Roman Catholic beliefs with the atrocious situations in which loyalty to his nation placed him Based on the titles of other books written by Carroll both fiction and non fiction , Roman Catholicism seems to be a dominant concern in his life, and indeed t [...]


  • The strength of this book lies in that it reads like memoir so much so that I had to keep googling to see if the personal events in this novel actually took place as far as I can tell, they didn t Carroll writes persuasively on the role that the Catholic Church played in urging the United States towards involvement in Vietnam, and it is clear that his knowledge is than speculative I loved the way Carroll writes about both the Catholic Church and the United States the way you d write about your [...]




  • This make you think of anything The Korean war could have saved us If we d learned from it, Korea could have saved us from the moral and political suicide we committed in Vietnam Will future generations remotely understand what led America to squander her glory, wealth, moral position and the cream of her youth in distant conflicts of no true international significance, and to do so not once but twice How about thrice This novel was published in 1984, and I ll bet I ve had it on my shelf since 8 [...]


  • I read this book when it first was published in 1984, having picked it up at the library because its cover reminded me of MASH Helicopter, low hills and it was about Korea and Vietnam That s not a lot to go on but it intrigued me By the time I finished, I knew I had to own it I think it s best not to read much about it before you read it, because there were certain turns of the story that caught me quite off balance.It s a passionate and compelling exploration of what happened in this nation dur [...]


  • Over the summer I read the book Prince of Peace, by james Carroll The plot of this book was different and that is what really tied me in The book was filled with suspense and mystery, and that s what I like in a book What I didn t like about the book was the length, I feel like there was a lot of unnecessary information scattered throughout the book This book met my expectations because I knew that the book was gonna be long, and I also knew that the book was gonna be very interesting The intend [...]


  • This was an interesting perspective on the Vietnam War and gave some insights on the Catholic faith I really liked the way the book ended, with hope Here s a quote from p 530, We were the Church, that throng gathered in memory We had been remembering ourselves, becoming part of each other once This had been the work of Michael s ghost and the work Ah Bright Wings of the Holy Ghost That alleluia there and then outweighed all unfinished business, every anathema and each harbored wound of betrayal [...]


  • It took me longer to read this than I expected maybe longer than it required It has the epic sprawl of a 1980s mini series Michener over Wouk times Colleen McCullough about Vietnam.At the centerpiece are an Arthur Lancelot Peter Jesus struggle of loyalty and betrayal The characters strive to be about Big Ideas, but in the end betrayal is always based on something small, petty, and human.Carroll chose a first person narrator to tell a 3rd person story, which distracted me often but was mostly for [...]


  • This turned out to be a good book It started off interesting and then dragged for a while and picked up in the end It is the story of two Irish boys growing up in NYC, the different paths they took and the impact Catholic religion and the Viet Nam war had on their life Neither fought in the Viet Nam war, but one was a Korean war veteran He had a lot of trouble reconciling the Catholic religion and their position on war I think I missed a lot of the subtle messages because not being familiar with [...]


  • I had mixed feelings about this book mostly I loved it but I had a huge objection to one part of it The review of it, complete with Spoilers, is on my blog at parlezmoiblog 200One thing I found interesting since I read this right after re reading Mary Doria Russell s The Sparrow the nun whose character I object to in this book is named Sister Ann Edwards In The Sparrow, which was written some fifteen years later, the married woman scientist who befriends the priest in that book is named Ann Edwa [...]


  • A powerful, moving story of personal relationships, faith, and self understanding as affected by war This book offers great insight into a soldier s perspective and how one s faith challenges one s views of war An interesting critique of American government and military and church doctrine and hierarchy I m definitely affirmed in my pacifist views after reading this I couldn t put this book down and read it in 3 days


  • After reading 240 of 530 pages, I finally gave up It wasn t that I didn t like the book I just didn t like it enough to continue reading when I have so many other alternatives I have read some of Carroll s other novels and also some of his non fiction and enjoyed them than this one So I just gave up


  • The story of a radical priest, in love with his best friend s wife Remember when all the stories about priests were about them being in love with adult women



  • I learned a lot about an era I hated because of the discord in our society, caused by a failure in our government This book was given to me by the authors brother as we worked together in NYC.


  • Not a bit about Pat Did you really know him All your books are about you I m sad to think how much I wasted buying and reading them.


  • Not a beach read that is for sure Really made me think about my Catholic upbringing and war But thought it was interesting and thought provoking.






  • Jim Carroll s treatise on peace, in novel formlengthy, but the overwhelming feeling of spiritual grounding upon finishing was well worth carrying it around for two weeks


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