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God Is Dead by Ron Currie Jr.
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Aug 23, 07

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Recommended for: everyone
Read in August, 2007

Whaapow! Jealous and inspired. The book starts out phenomenally and then just gets better and better. It’s like watching someone tiptoe out onto a frozen pond, then slowly gain confidence, and soon he’s jumping up and down, trying as hard as he can to smash his safety, inviting his friends out there, inviting a marching band, just confident and having a great time. A deft, highwire act of a book, never mind debut.

Quick synopsis: God comes to earth in the form of a Darfur refugee and is killed by humans and eaten by feral dogs. Heartbreak, confusion, violence, loneliness, world war ensue.

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message 1: by Jill (new) - added it

Jill well michael, you've sold me! i can't wait to read it!


message 2: by Michael (last edited Aug 23, 2007 05:30AM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Michael Matt,
They are stories, but they're linked and almost 'a novel in stories'. See Stephan's review. But it's one of the few collections where the stories are all progressing forward in a bigger outside-the-individual stories 'plottish' way. (what?)
Anyway, yes, stories, but work like a novel.

The book calls them 'fictions'.

-m


message 3: by Daniel (new)

Daniel Wow! What a review!


Michael I want you to know that thus far (halfway through in a short span of time) your review is spot-on.


Michael this is a little delayed, but I'm glad you think so Michael.
best,
maf


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