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God Is Dead

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God Is Dead

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
Ron Currie Jr.
publisher:
Viking
genre:
Fiction, Philosophy and Religion

We gave it a B+

Paging Friedrich Nietzsche. The German philosopher must have inspired this tale, in which God takes the form of a Dinka woman named Sora. Before you can say ”God is dead,” Sora dies in Sudan, and the hopeless world unravels mercilessly. A priest commits suicide, as do college buddies who, after witnessing urban anarchy, agree to take turns killing one another. Though God Is Deadstumbles with tangents such as a bizarre cameo by Colin Powell, Ron Currie Jr.’s pondering of existential crises is oddly captivating. One word of warning: Don’t crack open this downer at the beach. B+