Ev (katiechainsaw) wrote in bookish,

Life After God by Douglas Coupland


Blurb: "You are the first generation raised without religion. What happens if we are raised without religion or beliefs? As we grow older, the beauty and disenchantments of the world temper our souls. We all have spiritual impulses, yet where do these impulses flow in a world of commodities and consumerism?"

Life After God is a collection of short stories and illustrations. Each tale features a different narrator but is told with more or less the same theme. They are about someone who is trying to find themselves, their views on the world, their thoughts and fears, where they are in life at that exact moment, the past, present and future etc. It's like reading a group of philosophical personal zines that are individual on their own, yet all combine similiar emotions. The stories touch upon loneliness, anxiety, depression, difficulties relating to the world and people; issues that we know exist yet are ones that many of us don't want to think too much about. It asks a lot of spiritual style questions with little element of religion (hence the title and overall statement about being raised without religion). This collection is moving and hilarious but most of all thought-provoking. 8/10
Tags: genre: fiction, xxx author last name: a-h

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