The Book Against God by James Wood
reviewed by Galen Strawson
I have been a fortunate reader of James Wood's reviews in the New Republic since I began subscribing to that magazine in 1999. His insight and rigor are commendable, even though he does bash excitement (in the form of, say, magical realism) too much. As Strawson points out, he's also grandiloquent. Now he's written his first novel and Strawson gives it a mostly favorable review in the Guardian. Read the interesting introduction to the review, a treatise on belief and choice, if you don't have enough time for the whole item.