God is Dead
‘[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