Are you a good person? Of course, most people like to think that they are a good person and claim to be a good person but are they? Are you someone that you would be friends with? Are you the type of person that you would hope your child marries? These are just some of the questions that Tobias Sparks is faced with while he is supposed to be relaxing and regaining his mental health in a hospital. But what Tobias is to brutally and quickly find out is that the difference between Good and Evil is not as clear cut as we would believe and that often times the line separating the two is both thin and blurry.
With a colorful cast of characters including a black ops soldier, a conspiracy theorist professor, an aging journalist and two men who just might be God and Satan, Tobias finds himself struggling with accepting the decisions that he has made, holding on to what he believes is his sanity and the constant inner battle between the comfort and safety of these white walls and the unknown and risk of going back to the life that he once had. God Quit is a roller coaster ride of emotions that will have the reader questioning their own morals and decisions as they follow Tobias Sparks in his attempt to regain his sanity and enter the "real world" before all is too late and he finds himself spending the rest of his life staring aimlessly at the white walls of Crane's Neck Hospital. God Quit is the first full novel from author Anthony Cabrera
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Reviewed by Arya Fomonyuy for Readers' Favorite God Quit by Anthony Cabrera is a unique story that first caught my attention because of the title. And I asked myself the question as I downloaded the book: What happens when God quits. I wasn’t disappointed when I started reading. In a story set in Long Island, readers are introduced to what the author calls his “cozy home,” Crane’s Neck Rehabilitation Center, with very interesting characters. A lot of the action takes place within the confines of this hospital and the protagonist opens the eyes of readers to what life could be like confined in a mental hospital. Tobias Sparks is in a mental hospital, brooding and wondering how he could get back to the life he used to live. But he is not alone! He is surrounded by an interesting cast of characters, including a soldier who has done a lot and can’t seem to properly atone for his war crimes, a professor with an inquisitive mind, an aged man with too many secrets about a Royal Family, and others. And then, there are God and Satan — partners in crime — who keep him company. It is interesting to read as Tobias looks at the question of “good and evil.” His thoughts will surprise readers and make them consider other ways of looking at reality. The book curiously starts with a startling question: “Are you a good person?” And the narrator wastes no time in challenging readers to meet themselves at a party and consider if they would be glad to exchange numbers with who they really are. But the one question that struck me powerfully, the one that challenges the blurred lined between truth and morality is: “How far apart is the one who thinks about murder compared to the one who actually commits it?” The writing is beautiful, and it is filled with insightful, critical thoughts. Readers will easily connect with the characters, especially the protagonist who keeps an interesting journal. I have never read anything so lofty, so entertaining, so beguiling, and something so close to home. God Quit is a psychoanalytic gaze at the concepts of good and evil from one who, in the nature of things, should be psychologically examined. Anthony Cabrera forces the reader to look at reality from the position of someone who can be considered mentally sick and rejected by his own society. It is gripping and disturbing, but it is fun.