The Book of God

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Ever heard the saying 'Man is made in God's image'? Well, what if God's a bit mental? More
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About Ultan Banan

Ultan Banan started writing as a way of getting his head straight, discovering in the process that staying busy is the only way to stop oneself going insane. He devotes what time he can to writing, doing his best to avoid gainful employment by increasingly creative means. He lives on the move but dreams of a small cottage on a foul and inhospitable coast somewhere. Currently in Scotland.

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The Bubblegum Review reviewed on Sep. 21, 2022

I'm here because of MEAT, the first novel that I read by this author (which I also highly recommend). DISCLAIMER: I read The Book of God as an ARC, and I also have (publicly) interviewed this author, but only because I am a fan. Banan's writing is up my alley, and I also say that, personally, as a Christian. (Banan's style seems to be dark metaphysical/supernatural) I'm not so sure I agree with the book blurb/description because God doesn't 'lose the plot', PEOPLE DO! But other than that, I recommend The Book of God; it's quite shocking and jarring (and cringey); but it has all the books and perspectives of the Bible, all the creativity and poetry of prose, all the interestingness and sharpness of satire and a philosophy and personal understanding of religion, and all the plot of a good story...not the greatest ever told ha, but pretty good.

But it's not shocking just for shocking sake; it's got something to say, and that something is something of a personal indictment on the devil within people that transforms God into the devil that we see in The Book of God. It's also quite funny. The Book of God is, to me anyway, the concept of God and what happens to God when people corrupt the concept of God. It is impossible of course, because God is God and incapable of being corrupted by human beings, but of course human beings can most certainly be corrupted by their own understanding, the devil himself. This is a searing, smart observation that is also a good story being told, in books in parts—as with the Bible—but, again, a story that is building momentum until it explodes. As with the classic The Master and Margarita by Bulgakov, The Book of God makes an interesting addition to the canon of "fictive gospels".

Amazing and beautiful ending. I didn’t really have an emotion in finishing the book. It just felt like the end of a very long journey, but just beginning again. (Like the Bible) It's an overall good wrong interpretation of the Bible and God, becoming a Bible itself.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
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