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The Old Man and Mr. Smith: A Fable (original 1990; edition 1992)

by Peter Ustinov (Author)

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Title:The Old Man and Mr. Smith: A Fable
Authors:Peter Ustinov (Author)
Info:Arcade Pub (1992), 368 pages
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Der alte Mann ist Gott und Mr. Smith ist Satan. Die beiden sind auf der Erde unterwegs, weil Gott aus Einsamkeit mal wieder seine Schöpfung anschauen möchte. Das Buch ist Kult - mir hat es allerdings nicht gefallen. Ich bin überhaupt nicht reingekommen und habe es nicht fertig gelesen. ( )
  Wassilissa | Oct 20, 2014 |
Meermaals gelezen; spot met maatschappij-opvattingen van hooggeplaatsten, voor wie godsdienst geen rol meer speelt ook al hebben ze er de mond vol van.
  CS7553 | Oct 8, 2009 |
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Er is een geringe kans dat niets hiervan ooit heeft plaatsgevonden; veel waarschijnlijker echter, is het feit dat als het wel heeft plaats gevonden, het nooit meer zal plaatsvinden.
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"Gott? Doch wohl mit 'dt' ", sagte der Empfangschef, ohne aufzusehen.
God? Met twee d's, neem ik aan,' zei de receptionist, zonder op te kijken.
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God and Satan decide to take a trip to Earth and when they get up to their old tricks, like God pulling brand new hundred dollar bills out of thin air, they find themselves on the run from the FBI. They then go on a round the world tour and find they are quite out touch. They are finally found out for what they are by some holy men in India.… (more)

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