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I held off from buying this because of the short length of the audiobook. After getting through all of Cormac McCarthy's other audiobooks, this was the only one I haven't read. I'm glad I did. After purchasing, I realized that it was a play and the performances by the voice actors were excellent. It's one of those stories that stick with you long after you listen to it. I didn't realize that HBO released a movie for this until after I listened to it. The movie is superb as well (Tommy Lee Jones, Samuel L. Jackson).
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I hate buying short books but this one might have me reconsidering the issue. Alarmingly well written and perfectly read, this terse book had me smiling the whole time. It also felt much more mature than any college dorm room version of religion vs atheism because nothing in this book is naive or stereotyped. The setup is the only act that demanded we suspend any disbelief -- it's plausible but also a bit serendipitous or coincidental. Read it -- you can't go wrong.
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