From November 1, 2023

The current edition of the Merton Seasonal, contained a review of Merton book. In today’s Journal, I include an excerpt written by a past president of the International Merton Society, so his opinion carries some hefty weight. Spoiler alert: It sounds great. BUT. Always the BUT. But, the author then went to great lengths to criticize the length of the book. I have lived with criticism of the length of my films and books before—still reading it was painful.