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When God descends to earth as a Dinka woman from Sudan and subsequently dies in the Darfur desert, the result is a world bizarrely new yet eerily familiar. In Ron Currie's provocative, wise, and emotionally resonant novel, we meet God himself, as well as the Dinka woman whose mortality He must suffer when He inhabits her body; people all over the world coping with the devastating news of God's demise; a group of young men who, fearing the end of the world, take fate into their own hands; mental patients who insist that a god still exists; armies taking up the eternal war between fate and free will; and parents who, in the absence of a deity and the "lack of anything to do on Sundays", worship their children.
On the surface, this is a world utterly transformed, yet certain things remain unchanged: protective parents clash with willful, idealistic teenagers; idols are exalted; small-town rumor mills run unabated; and children often don't realize how to forgive their parents until it's too late.
In God Is Dead, Currie brings together a prescient satirical gift worthy of Jonathan Swift, the raw appeal of Chuck Palahniuk's blackest comedy, and the thought-provoking ethical questions of Kurt Vonnegut, all with a light touch, empathy, and wisdom that make for an exhilarating experience. Offbeat yet accessible, God Is Dead is an exciting debut from a fresh new voice in contemporary fiction.
©2007 Ron Currie, Jr; (P)2007 Listen and Live Audio, Inc.
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By Crystal on 09-20-07

Humorously Dark, Great Sarcastic Voice

the narrator even changes his voice as he plays God, teenage boys, girls, women and young men. the voice meshed perfectly with the story and the psychology of the characters. fun read, especially the first chapter with God and Powell.

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By Jelveh on 08-21-07

Teachings...!!! Perhaps

Although I realize that many a writer uses the ploy of not telling you all of the details, so you could fill in the blanks, imagine & use your own way of thinking as what might have happened or what is going to happen in the story as a way to present their art form, it does not work here very well with this book…I loved the title, I liked the idea of what the book was trying to say…I just feel the writer needed to say more, fill in more of the details…specially those that he mentions but never explains…the book feels somehow unfinished to me…perhaps there is a second or a series on the way…not sure…but the idea gets the cross just fine…I know what the writer feels, I feel most of it myself, I see it, we all do even though we may not admit to it often or ever…I suppose wanting more from a writer could also mean they did a great job, left you wanting more, that is not the case here…this one just feels undone…

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6 of 8 people found this review helpful

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