God is Dead: Ron Currie, Jr
Penguin, 2007 - 182 من الصفحات
From a mind-blowing new talent, an audacious novel that imagines the world after God takes human form and dies
When God descends to Earth as a Dinka woman from Sudan and subsequently dies in the Darfur desert, the result is a world both bizarrely new yet eerily familiar. In Ron Currie’s provocative, wise, and emotionally resonant novel we meet God himself; the Dinka woman whose mortality He must suffer when He inhabits her body; people all over the world coping with the devastating news of God’s demise; a group of young men who, fearing the end of the world, take fate into their own hands; mental patients who insist that a god still exists; armies taking up the eternal war between fate and free will; and parents who, in the absence of a deity and the “lack of anything to do on Sundays,” worship their children. On the surface, this is a world utterly transformed—yet certain things remain unchanged: protective parents clash with willful, idealistic teenagers; idols are exalted; small-town rumor mills run unabated; and children often don’t realize how to forgive their parents until it’s too late.
In God Is Dead, Currie brings together a prescient satirical gift worthy of Jonathan Swift, the raw appeal of Chuck Palahniuk’s blackest comedy, and the thought-provoking ethical questions of Kurt Vonnegut, all with a light touch, empathy, and wisdom that make for an exhilarating reading experience. Offbeat yet accessible, God Is Deadis an exciting debut from a fresh new voice in contemporary fiction.
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LibraryThing Reviewمعاينة المستخدمين - Cail_Judy - LibraryThing
Best stories: ""The Bridge", Indian Summer" and "Interview With..." being the stand-outs. I've been a fanboy of Currie Jr. since Everything Matters!, but had not read his debut until today. I wolfed ... قراءة التقييم بأكمله
LibraryThing Reviewمعاينة المستخدمين - Marssie - LibraryThing
There were some things about this book I really liked. There were thought provoking ideas of a so-so post apocalyptic future that was refreshing and more psychological than just everything blowing up ... قراءة التقييم بأكمله
Interview with the Last Remaining Member of the Feral Dog Pack Which Fed on Gods Corpse
The Helmet of Salvation and the Sword of the Spirit
My Brother the Murderer
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