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Polly! by Stephen Goldin
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Apr 10, 2014

really liked it
bookshelves: gods-and-goddesses, holy-blasphemy, kafkaesque, fantasy, humor, funny-as-hell, satire

Holy Blasphemy! A hilarious take on the Dude Upstairs...

I find organized religion to be deeply offensive to what I *KNOW*. Polly, however, tickled my funnybone, with a deeply irreverent take on God not seen since Alanis Morrissette played god in the movie Dogma. This story was like reading one of those funny, feel-good stories you find in Guideposts magazine, only instead of scripture, this story is hilariously blasphemous to the teeny-tiny confines organized religion has tried to place around so vast a being as God.

I can't tell you how many times I giggled as the protagonist (Herodotus ... or 'Hero') navigates his way out of personal tragedy into a Kafhaesque situation where you ask yourself if he died and went to heaven, hell, or some purgatory deeply reminiscent of the Twilight Zone. Polly is irrational and funny, and as she drags Hero in and out of various situations, it will lead you to a much more empowered viewpoint of the Dude Upstairs.

If you are a religious person who believes that God truly makes wagers with the devil and tells people to go slit their son's throats to make burnt offerings, then is not the book for you.

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Started Reading
April 10, 2014 – Shelved
April 10, 2014 – Shelved as: to-read
April 10, 2014 – Shelved as: gods-and-goddesses
April 10, 2014 – Shelved as: holy-blasphemy
April 10, 2014 – Shelved as: kafkaesque
April 10, 2014 – Shelved as: fantasy
April 10, 2014 – Shelved as: humor
April 10, 2014 – Shelved as: funny-as-hell
April 10, 2014 – Shelved as: satire
April 10, 2014 – Finished Reading

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