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God Knows
     

God Knows

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by Joseph Heller
 

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Joseph Heller's powerful, wonderfully funny, deeply moving novel is the story of David — yes, King David — but as you've never seen him before. You already know David as the legendary warrior king of Israel, husband of Bathsheba, and father of Solomon; now meet David as he really was: the cocky Jewish kid, the plagiarized poet, and the Jewish father.

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God Knows 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In one word, hysterical. Brings to life the story of King David that at times can make you laugh out loud while making you think and accessing your emotions brilliantly. Though it isn't for the faint of heart, if you don't mind dirty humor, it's definitely worth the read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The bible only more sex and curse words. This novel is vibrant with the retelling of King David's story. Just hysterical. But, like all Joseph Heller books, it is a book that jumps through different times. One scene will take place many different times, but somehow hold different meanings. The voice of this book is so bitter and matter-of-factly that you can not not think that you are reading one of the most original novels ever written. Joseph knew something when he wrote this novel. It is the most beautiful story I have ever been told.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
in god knows, heller brings his sense of humor and applies it via the voice of King David. satire and farce are heavilty applied in the way that heller is so well known for in his take on what the old testament was really all about. heller takes his shot at christianity by comparing it's modern incarnations with the portrayal of man's relationship with god as described in the old testament. insight and invective abound. and the two, as combined by heller, make for a entertaining concoction.