By Simon Vozick-Levinson
Updated July 25, 2008 at 04:00 AM EDT

The late author’s newest work, The Word of God, presented as a memoir by a deified Thomas M. Disch, satirizes modern religion via fiction and poetry.

Movie Pitch
Bruce Almighty as a pitch-dark Charlie Kaufman dramedy.

Bottom Line
While Disch’s frequent references to suffering and the afterlife can be painful to read after his recent suicide, they make for a fitting coda to a career spent perfecting the art of the unsettling. A-