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Scepticism Inc by Bo Fowler
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Oct 20, 09

Read in October, 2009

Scepticism Inc deservces 4 stars for originality, although perhaps only 3 for the prose itself.

Narrated by a newly agnostic shopping trolley it describes the lunancies of organised religion that are exposed by the establishment of a worldwide chain of metaphysical betting shops that nearly bankrupt the world's churches.

The outlandish plot is simply relayed (well, what else do you expect from a shopping trolley), and where it succeeds in accessibility it feels somewhat lacking in depth once the basic premise is revealed.

Nevertheless, a hugely original book that deservces its cult status. And it's only short (just what I needed after ploughing through Andrew Marr's History of Modern Briatain previously).
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