First e-mail is one claiming that you cannot enjoy the book if you don't believe in reincarnation. Yes, you can. She's a great writer. I enjoy great stories from great storytellers.
The second e-mail insists that I don't believe in reincarnation because I am "one of those Bible thumpers" and that's the kindest accusation in the e-mail.
I'm sorry to pop your bubble.
You clearly don't know me.
If I had faith, I'd believe in reincarnation. It's a wonderful narrative and one in which life actually makes sense. However, I do not believe.
But I can be happy with those who do.
"Iraq snapshot" (The Common Ills):