- God is Dead (novel)
"God is Dead" (2007) is the debut novel of American author
Ron Currie Jr.. The book is a collection of related shorter stories about a world where God has come to earth and died.
The book begins in
Sudan, where God, disguised as a Dinkawoman, attempts to help out around a refugee camp. She speaks with the Americans running the camp about finding the missing brother of the body she inhabits. While she is there, the camp is attacked by the country's government, killing everyone, including God.The rest of the book focuses on how things unravel everywhere after God's death. A high school graduate watches in horror as a priest commits suicide. Soon after, a group of childhood friends form a suicide pact after all their relatives die in the chaos. People later begin to worship their children in the absence of religion, while the psychiatrists tasked to disrupt such unproductive behavior are the most hated people alive. The dogs who ate God's corpse are revealed to possess a higher knowledge, but this brings only death to all but one of them. The book closes with a view into war in this Godless world, which has changed from being driven by religion to instead being driven by different psychological ideals.
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