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