"To say that this novel is a tour-de-force is an understatement... It is impossible is to resist quoting passages from this novel, given the author’s brilliant insights into character, wonderful literary flourishes and stunning demonstration of what is meant by inspired writing." - Humber School for Writers. A savage, brilliant, hilarious attack on modern hypocrisy, "The God of Atheists" follows the downfall of three men who wake up one morning and decide to take what they have not earned. Al, a down-and-out music producer, bullies his handsome son into forming a boy-band. Alder, an obscure academic, steals a brilliant idea from a grad student. As they exploit the talents of the naïve youths around them, their fame and wealth increase – but they become more and more terrified of exposure and destruction...
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By Richard Deziel
Sep 18, 2010
This is just a fraction of my thoughts on Stef's The God of Atheist book. "Extremely engaging, visually and vividly stunning, full of stylish and captivating metaphors strategically pixied dust throughout!" ...I urge every one in the world to read, eat and digest this valuable book for your own sanity and well being.
"TGOA is sticky" A great moral story unlike most novels I've read. When reading it, the characters became my next door neighbors - Stefan does a great job at displaying them and explaining their actions. A very heavy book and its a fast read. What I mean by that is: The events are deep and meaningful and the story moves quick enough to keep it interesting. It was a bad idea to try and read it before bed. One of those books that I couldn't put down, but didn't want to end.
"The God of Atheists: Fantastic!" I recently started reading The God of Atheists and I have to say I got hooked: hooked like Hardy Boys under the covers as a young boy; hooked like Atlas Shrugged for the first time. This book truly delighted me. I think what i felt most infectious about it is the joy, vulnerability and fearlessness of the writing and the characters. This book doesn't mince words or fade to a soft focus around the steamy or private lives of its characters. The full frontal approach to character development was very refreshing to me and felt very honest and a complete view of the characters' psychology. I really connected and cared about the characters (even the villains). I would find myself laughing aloud at the plot twists and silliness of the some of the characters. For example, the ribald group of nihilistic ironic teenagers who end up as a boy band on MTV. There are touching moments as well, like when a character gets dressed down by a teacher over an... More > idea he really cares about. Those are tears I know so well and they are beautifully represented in the book. I guess what it was that really seduced me about this book is how engaging it is. It is so easy to achieve that delicious absorption that comes with reading fiction when time disappears and the pages melt under your imagination. The observations are penetrating but keep you in the story. This is a good chance to try out this book if you have been putting it off or think you may be interested in it.< Less
"TGOA" I had the pleasure of reading The God of Atheists over the holiday break. As you all know, I’m a big fan of anything that Stefan Molyneux writes but I was not sure what to expect in regards to his fiction writing, since I am only familiar with his non-fiction writing. I know that Stefan has a creative mind but I had no idea that he could write such a complicated story in such a fluid, entertaining and enlightening way. At first I was shocked by the number of characters that were introduced. I have admittedly had problems following characters in other fiction, so I was intimidated by how many names I had to remember. I was afraid that there was no possible way I could follow all of the characters and their complicated stories. Fortunately Stefan weaved three or four subplots, with at least three characters per subplot together almost seamlessly. I had a little trouble following each story and found myself becoming very emotionally involved with the characters and... More > relating to each one in some way or another. I also found myself playing a game of “find which character is the author”. I think I figured it out, but as most literature, I think each character had a little bit of the author weaved in. This book is now one of my favorites. I highly suggest picking up a copy. I also wrote a little more about it on my blog if you are interested in discussing the story at all: http://www.miniatureamericanflags.com/2008/01/03/the-god-of-atheists-a-review/< Less
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