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Cain by José Saramago
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Feb 09, 12

bookshelves: god-is-dead, read-in-2012
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Mark Wasn't this book a lot of fun? I've only read Blindness and Cain, but I love Saramago's heretical sense of humor.


Natalie Oh dear me, then you must read his The Gospel According to Jesus Christ. It's a little more tragic than humorous, but it's got the same "Wow, God sure is a prick" sense to it.


message 2: by Mark (last edited Feb 10, 2012 02:43PM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Mark That is in my collection. I should probably make a point of reading it this year. I just loved the end of Cain, when he comes walking out of the ark, and then says to God, "What you gonna do with me now, huh?"


Natalie Yeah, the end delighted me. Just God and Cain, arguing back and forth, presumably till the end of time. Hee!


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