|Statement||by Hari Kunzru|
|Series||Thorndike Press large print reveiwers" choice|
|LC Classifications||PR6111.U68 G63 2012b|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||pages ; cm.|
|LC Control Number||2012008191|
In a way, Gods Without Men is as much a myth as novel, in that Coyote has set up and been caught in a trap in which humans are involved. During diferent eras, there is the inference that if one creature escapes, another must take its place (there is a similar story in Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell /5(). Gods Without Men, Hari Kunzru's rather extraordinary fourth novel, has the countercultural, mind-expanding feel of a lates US campus hit – something by Kurt Vonnegut or Thomas Pynchon or Tom Author: Theo Tait. Gods Without Men will undoubtedly prove to be one of the most important works of fiction published this year.” —The New York Journal of Books “Ambitious and wonderful Rather than looking for easy answers, Kunzru suggests, we should read instead for the questions—remembering that when you travel in the desert, what looks like an oasis is usually /5(28). Book Summary. Viscerally gripping and intellectually engaging, Gods Without Men is, above all, a heartfelt exploration of the search for pattern and meaning in a chaotic universe. In the desert, you see, there is everything and nothing It is God without men. - Honoré de Balzac, Une passion dans le désert.
But there's nothing ordinary about what they encounter in Hari Kunzru's mind-bending Gods Without Men (Knopf). Kunzru's Mojave is a strange and mystical place, the setting for interlocking narratives—of a cult that believes in extraterrestrials, a British rock star hiding out from his overbearing producer, an Iraqi refugee girl working with the U.S. Marines (among many . “Gods Without Men” is exemplary in this way. A decade ago the critic James Wood used a term, “hysterical realism,” to describe books of this ilk. Gods Without Men by Hari Kunzru – review Hari Hunzru's interconnected tales set in the Californian Pinnacles lack a satisfying central theme Alexander LinklaterAuthor: Alexander Linklater. Gods Without Men brings us into the consciousness of nine fictional characters, among them a hedge fund executive; a UFO cult leader; a dissolute British rock star; a homesick Iraqi teenage girl; one historical character, the eighteenth-century Spanish missionary Fray Francisco Hermenegildo Tomás Garcés; and one deity, Coyote, the trickster in many Native American .
Kunzru’s “ Gods Without Men ” is a great, sprawling narrative, as vast as the canvas on which it is written. In it, half a dozen stories play out on the gaping expanse of the Mojave Desert, where a. Gods Without Men is Hari Kunzru's epic novel of intertwined lives and a vast expanse of American desert. In the Californian desert A four-year-old boy goes missing/5(). Gods Without Men NPR coverage of Gods Without Men by Hari Kunzru. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more. In Gods Without Men, it is the Mojave Desert and its Trona Pinnacles, unusual stone pillars that attract, in Kunzru’s telling, contemporary tourists, twentieth-century UFOlogists and hippies, earlier historical characters, and ancient Native Americans.