Friday, December 19, 2014

Your Fathers, Where Are They? and the Prophets, Do They Live Forever? - Dave Eggers


This is a disturbing portrayl of the meaninglessness of life for a young man in the 21st century.
The book is written as dialogues between the young man and people he has kidnapped and locked up in an abandoned military base; his heroes, his tormentors, his idols, his fantasies.

"You have no idea how weird it is to envision things then have them come to nothing".

[a conversation with a woman, who speaks first to him when he says he's leaving]

And I'll be safe?

---To what end?

To keep living.

---That's my point.  That's not enough.

Read this book.  It weaves the sources of conflice, angst and unrest of the X and Y generation into a powerful inquiry into the meaning of life.

Published:  2014  Read: December 2014  Genre: Fiction

ISBN 978-1-101-87419-6

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