Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?

Eggers, Dave

Book - 2014
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?
In a barracks on an abandoned military base, miles from the nearest road, Thomas watches as the man he has brought wakes up. Kev, a NASA astronaut, doesn't recognize his captor, though Thomas remembers him. Kev cries for help. He pulls at his chain. But the ocean is close by, and nobody can hear him over the waves and wind. Thomas apologizes. He didn't want to have to resort to this. But they really needed to have a conversation, and Kev didn't answer his messages. And now, if Kev can just stop yelling, Thomas has a few questions

Publisher: New York :, Alfred A. Knopf/McSweeney's Books,, 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781101874196
Branch Call Number: FICTION EGGER...D
Characteristics: 212 pages ; 23 cm


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Dec 28, 2014
  • mexicanadiense rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

An ambitious project saddled by an unfortunately obtuse title. Some might find the format
(all dialogue) off-putting, but once you commit it's worth it. I also think it could be adapted into a pretty cracking radio play.

Jul 16, 2014
  • looper46 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

the book is well written, a strange story of a "man-boy" not really sure how to exist in this world. "thomas" kidnaps various people, an astronaut, or rather a man who wanted to be one, a congressman, his mother and others. He is crazy as a fruit-fly, and his ramblings get madder as the book goes on.

Eggers can sometimes be weird, but this book shows how somebody gets from weirdness to shooting up a school. Its a different read.


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