Towing Jehovah

James Morrow
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In A Similar Vein To American Gods

Deven Science

God is dead. His body found floating in the Atlantic Ocean. Angels instruct the Vatican to bury YHWH up in the Arctic Circle, to preserve the body, and wacky high jinks ensue.

I picked this book up with a whole pile of new books some time ago on a gift card. I thought it could be an interesting read, though I think I expected a tone akin to Kevin Smith's movie Dogma. And while it wasn't that, it did have wacky characters, all driven by their own agenda to get to the two mile long body of God. Some to show Him respect, others to destroy it, and all He stands for.

It was a good book overall, but I won't say that it was great. I think it spent too much time in some dead end directions, which slowed it down, and in the end, it all came down to what felt to me like a bit of a cop-out. For those that liked the afore-mentioned Dogma, or say American Gods, then I would say that you will like this book.