on 31 March 1999
This book should become a classic if it hasn't done so already! It's the sort of book I can imagine on future reading lists in schools and colleges. It is a mind-blowing, deeply thought-provoking book, following and challenging the history of creation and mankind, right up to present day, with plenty of nail-biting yarns along the way!. You will be drawn in by the humble, bewildered character, God, who longs to communicate with man and find out what he's doing here on earth, and why these creatures worship him so much, when he, God, is just as flawed, imperfect and base as man himself. It's God's own personal journey (like all of us) trying to make sense of life, trying to follow different philosophies, trying to understand man and at the same time, falling in love with beauty, nature and all the pleasures that life entices us with. Ferrucci shows an extensive knowledge of history, philosophy and religion, but he also writes a compelling story too.
I bought this book for several friends, dying to hear their reaction too.
on 23 August 1998
Clever and thought provoking, the protagonist (God) details his efforts to understand his creation (man). Ferrucci's God is a rather amiable fellow who can't seem to fathom what makes his creation tick, nor why man insists on creating a deity in his own image - angry, vengeful, and unforgiving. A number of discourses with Moses all prove futile - Moses insists on reading more into God's simple message than is intended. Conversations with poets and philosophers throughout the ages; God also takes a hand in murder to, hopefully, come to grips with what he has created. Still, if man cannot come to understand his maker, how can the creator hope to understand his creation? Humorous at times, but it is a rather melancholy humor as, in the end, God abandons his creation in the hope of better success elsewhere. A philosophical read, I found myself questioning my ideals, both spiritual as well as societal. Not recommended for everyone, but for the thinkers among us, a real gem.
on 19 April 1998
Questions will follow you through this entire book--questions like how? why? but... This book was a fascinating and refreshing look at a subject many people would shy away from. Although there were a few slow areas--some of the charactors God "lept" into weren't that interesting--it was worth the effort. If you are open-minded (Ferrucci's version is not a strictly "christian" version), enjoy contemplating other possibilities and can accept this for what it is (fiction), then give this a try.
on 15 August 1999
This book is extremely good. I loved reading section 1, it was fabulous, then section 2, was still good, and three a little less, then four finally, was just ok, and the ending died out. He should have put a more dominant and firm ending. Like someone said, this book isn't for everyone, but for "the thinkers of Mankind". And it is a wonderful novel AND philisophical book. A Must read for anyone interested in the concept of "god" and his existence. (mind my spelling)
on 5 February 1999
Though this was fiction (obviously), it truly made me reconsider my already skeptical point of view of God, mankind, and the universe. It was creative and thought-provoking. I highly recommend it!