Valera (valera) wrote,

I'm reading an interesting book right now. Almost done, only a dozen or so pages left.

One of the interesting things about it is that I'm still trying to figure out what the book is about, what's its theme is.

The title of the book is 'Life After God'. It's advertised as a book about the first generation raised without religion. I think the generation the author talks about is the one raised in the 60's. For some reason he assumes that that's when the transition abruptly took place. Maybe for him that's the way it happened.

What turned me off at first is that the book is full of short stories. They're all somehow tied into each other, but not enough to make a coherent point.

Now, when I'm nearing its end, the book seems to be about people breaking down, his friends or just people he's met throughout his life not being able to deal with their lives. Or maybe they are able to deal with them; just in their own ways, which I don't understand very much.

The author actually speaks his thoughs, instead of trying to simply entertain the reader. It's quite addicting. Because the stories are so short, you find yourself hoping that the one you're on will last for at least a few more pages.

My generation, the one born in the 80's, may not relate to the characters in the book very much. I think we already took the next step in the 'evolution' of the mind, some further than others.
Nonetheless, it's a very good read. Whoever knows me in person is welcome to borrow the book :)
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