September 21st, 2010

Dead Dog Cat

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A number of years ago, a friend (hendel) recommended a book that he'd just read written by James Morrow. The premise sounded interesting, but instead of trying that book, I started reading the author's works in publication order.

The book, which I finished this morning, is called Towing Jehovah. The premise is that God has died, and his body has to be towed from its resting place on the surface of the Atlantic to its interment in the Arctic. Action ensues. In the meantime, there's a lot of philosophical angst that's discussed.

It's a very different way to look at religion, and I found it thought-provoking. Might be worth checking out.

I also got my hands on a stack of comics, over the last few days, which included DMZ #57, which looked at the effects on people of war, The Unwritten #17, which played with the concept of "writing your own adventure" in a comic form which was disconcerting, but, in the end, engaging, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? #15, in which the androids gather in what I guess'll be their final fortress, and then there's three of the four prequels to the movie Red that's ostensibly based on Warren Ellis' comic Red: first was Red: Frank, second was Red: Marvin, and third was Red: Victoria. They all deal with these assassins' backgrounds. There's a fourth one, but the local store hadn't gotten their shipment; maybe tomorrow.