Monday, July 28, 2014
Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?
Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever? It’s fitting that the title includes two questions, because the protagonist of the novel, Thomas, is looking for answers to his questions. This deeply troubled character abducts people, takes them to a deserted military base, and interrogates them. Thomas’ questions are deep and significant ones for those of us in a society that can knock individuals off kilter, making them feel like they just don’t fit in. Eggers uses his great writing skills to draw this picture of our world in which an individual feels lost and struggles to find out what happened. I was impressed with Eggers’ skill in this novel. Its unusual structure might throw off some readers, so read an excerpt before diving in. Readers who like the exploration of deep questions are those most likely to enjoy this finely written novel. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever? from amazon.com.