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Astonishing the Gods by Ben Okri

Astonishing the Gods (1995)

by Ben Okri

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It is a lyrical book, on the lines of Paulo Cohelo's The Alchemist. An invisible man's journey, a description of journey that has lot of subtext. However, lazy superficial me was not much interested in deciphering all of the subtexts. Not my kind of book, but would interest anyone who prefers lyrical languages and underlying spiritual/happiness messages in an intriguing journey. ( )
  poonamsharma | Apr 6, 2013 |
I didn't really like this one, I guess it just isn't my type of book... I almost put it down halfway through just because it didn't seem like it was really going anywhere. It has some very good parts, but I think I've already forgotten most of the story. ( )
  coralsiren | Jul 17, 2010 |
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This is a story for all ages, set in a time and place best known to lovers of fairytales and myths. It is a modern fable, a way of understanding who we are now and how our search for identity affects our perceptions and actions, shot through with the gentle magic of Ben Okri's imaginative prose. 'Astonishing the Gods is properly worked and exact, and fulfils Calvino's prescription for lightness - being like a bird rather than a feather' New Statesman & Society

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