The Good Book: Lamentations

Lamentations would more accurately be called the Book of Adolescent Self-Pity. It reads like a second-rate – or third-rate, more likely – version of Ecclesiastes. While it does return to the theme of the previous book in suggesting friendship as a consolation to the sorrows that cause lamentations, it doesn’t stand on its own very well. The next book is entitled Consolations, so maybe it will combine to make something decent…

…but I doubt it.