on 10 March 2006
For those used to Cooper's work this may seem a departure. God Jr. explores the emotional aftermath of an accident which kills a man's son through the obsessed, guilty and basically screwed up thoughts of a man who try's to make sense of his own life through his son's obsessions with a video game and a mysterious tower.
Cooper's spare, taut prose produces a tender and real depiction of grief and guilt that draw you in unsuspectedly to identifying with a flawed character.
Short and very, very sweet.