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2 Ratings: 5.0
By Jose Saramago
2 reviews about Cain
review by . December 22, 2011
   I’ll get to the obvious warning up front to save time for those to whom it applies.  If you cannot laugh at God (or god or G-d or usw) or at the Bible no matter how artful the joke or jape then there is no reason to bother picking it up, let alone leafing through it (to say nothing of reading it).  If you are a fan of dark humor and a mature farce then move Cain to the top of your must read list.  As a quick note, I will be capitalizing letters in the review to …
review by . August 25, 2011
A very funny irreverant version of the Bible by a Nobel Prize winner
Jose Saramago's (1922-2010) last book Cain is a delightful, frequently funny, heretical, mocking, feverishly anti-God, retelling of the early books of the Hebrew Bible. He is the 1998 winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. Adam and Eve's son Cain kills his bother Abel after God accepted the latter's sacrifice and ignored Cain's, despite Cain's piety. Cain was actually the child of the angel that God set in front of the Garden of Eden to prevent Adam and Eve from reentering …
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