God is Dead

God is Dead

by RonCurrie (Author)

Synopsis

'[A] stoic poignancy reminiscent of Raymond Carver ...God Is Dead is a heady cocktail of ideas ...Currie has proved he can write and write well' Guardian God or Sora, as she's called has come to earth to experience its conflicts first hand, but adopting a human form also means assuming human frailty and mortality, and when Sora's death and her true identity is discovered, the world is immediately and irrevocably changed. Waves of panic, civil unrest and mass suicide sweep the globe; young men take the future into their own hands, armies go to war over fate versus free will, and parents in the absence of an alternative, and with nothing else to do on a Sunday turn their children into objects of worship. God is Dead is truly and terrifyingly original; blasphemous and heretical, it's an exceptional debut and a remarkable read. 'From its stark title to its startling final page, Ron Currie's novel packs one tight punch of fresh ideas in prose so smart it smarts ...As a satirist, Currie has only bad news to impart but, as a devotee of Kurt Vonnegut, he does it with such humour, you'll barely notice' Telegraph 'As smart and addictive as any debut novel you're likely to pick up this year ...' List

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 192
Publisher: Picador
Published: 01 Aug 2008

ISBN 10: 0330449443
ISBN 13: 9780330449441

Media Reviews
a Currieas strength rests in his ability to focus humanityas conundrums on the smallest physical particles. The truth he presents is that the world has become absurd; he is merely delivering a steady-cam view.a a Los Angeles Times a [A] cavalierly ambitious debut . . . with talking dogs, text messageahappy teenagers, and end-of-day shenanigans. Like Kurt Vonnegut, he seems to understand that in the face of grim and grave concerns, humor is a more powerful salt than screed.a aJohn Freeman, San Francisco Chronicle
Author Bio
Ron Currie's prize-winning fiction has appeared in Glimmer Train, The Sun, Other Voices, and Night Train. He has been shotrlisted for the Fish International Short Story Award and Swink magazine's Emerging Writer Award. He lives in Maine, USA.