Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?

Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever? Dave Eggers
  • Title: Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?
  • Author: Dave Eggers
  • ISBN: 9780241146927
  • Page: 375
  • Format: Paperback
  • Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever? Dave Eggers Your Fathers Where Are They And the Prophets Do They Live Forever In a barracks on an abandoned military base miles from the nearest road Thomas watches as the man he has brought wakes up Kev a NASA astronaut doesn t recognize his captor though Thomas remembers
    In a barracks on an abandoned military base, miles from the nearest road, Thomas watches as the man he has brought wakes up Kev, a NASA astronaut, doesn t recognize his captor, though Thomas remembers him Kev cries for help He pulls at the chain But the ocean is close by, and nobody can hear him over the waves and wind Thomas apologizes He didn t want to have to resoIn a barracks on an abandoned military base, miles from the nearest road, Thomas watches as the man he has brought wakes up Kev, a NASA astronaut, doesn t recognize his captor, though Thomas remembers him Kev cries for help He pulls at the chain But the ocean is close by, and nobody can hear him over the waves and wind Thomas apologizes He didn t want to have to resort to this But they really needed to have a conversation, and Kev didn t answer his messages And now, if Kev can just stop yelling, Thomas has a few questions.And so begins Dave Eggers s tightly controlled, emotionally searching novel Your Fathers, Where Are They And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever is the formally daring, brilliantly executed story of one man, struggling to make sense of his country, seeking answers the only way he knows how.
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    About Dave Eggers


    1. Dave Eggers is the author of ten books, including most recently Your Fathers, Where Are They And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever , The Circle and A Hologram for the King, which was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Award He is the founder of McSweeney s, an independent publishing company based in San Francisco that produces books, a quarterly journal of new writing McSweeney s Quarterly Concern , and a monthly magazine, The Believer McSweeney s also publishes Voice of Witness, a nonprofit book series that uses oral history to illuminate human rights crises around the world Eggers is the co founder of 826 National, a network of eight tutoring centers around the country and ScholarMatch, a nonprofit organization designed to connect students with resources, schools and donors to make college possible He lives in Northern California with his family.


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    1. I liked it God, I suck at trying to explain why I like a particular book There s this lady who comes into my work and she always asks me what I m reading She s really only asking me this so she can tell me what she has been reading, but I always feel obligated to tell her about the books I ve been reading She is incredible at explaining the good and bad points of books and most of the time I end up borrowing whatever she suggests But me, I am shit and she knows it It s all in the eyes people I c [...]

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    2. This isn t fiction, it s op ed wankery After The Circle and this, I now have no interest in Eggers next book It makes me wonder when s the last time anybody said to him, Hey Dave This isn t very good.

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    3. People seem to hear that this one has a long and unrememberable title, involves an astronaut, and that it s all dialogue and think it s gonna be weird I was one of those people at first I heard that the new Eggers novel, the third in as many years, took place at a Japanese internment concentration camp And then I heard something about astronauts and all dialogue, that it s mistakenly of a return to his early Velocity days Eggers has described the book as sort of a weird stepson he worked on bef [...]

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    4. For a superior novel about man eating crabs, please read book show 1531168.Crabs_on_the_Rampage

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    5. Okay I love Dave Eggers I can t help it A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius is probably still my all time favorite book, and I love What is the What and Zeitoun, and I love the work he does with McSweeney s and 826 and Voices of Witness Love it.But the problem is I think over the last few years as he enters middle aged white dude status Dave Eggers has been on some kind of quest to see if he can make the struggles of middle class white dudes as interesting as like, refugees and tragic youn [...]

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    6. What do you want to build The world is already built So I just walk around in an already built world That s a joke That s the joke you live in.

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    7. On an abandoned military base on the Pacific coast, a troubled man called Thomas has kidnapped an astronaut and tied him up What does Thomas want and why is he doing this To have a chat about the good ol days Except for Thomas, the conversation is just beginning and he wants to get people involvedThis is easily the best novel I ve read all year Dave Eggers Your Fathers, Where Are They And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever is an all dialogue novel, meaning no omniscient narrator describing or s [...]

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    8. I LOVED IT Enormously provocative and hilarious The first half of the book, my husband and I read aloud together we were having a blast stopping and having discussions I finished the last half myself after he went to sleep Several negative reviews I do NOT AGREE This book allows for DISCUSSION Its too thin of a book to share much or give much away Its best just reading it It will only take a few hours of your time FULLY WORTH the CREATIVE experience Here are a few lines to get your juices going [...]

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    9. I have so many problems with this book.First of all the name is really misleading i thought this book was gonna be about religion If you want to sell actual copies of this book change the name to The People I Kidnapped and Why I am A Narcissistic Asshole with Grandiose Delusions The book is entirely about man pain Literally that s the book And if it was written from the point of view where its like, yes, this guys an asshole, and were trying to show you that, and why its bad, i could have liked [...]

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    10. I don t understand why so maybe people hated this book I thought writing in all dialogue was interesting Challenging to some, maybe, but we were told where they were, what it was like We knew I m not a man But I understood his plight I don t think it was about middle aged white entitlement I think he could have been any color, really It was about people who have this feeling of displacement That they have this energy, this something inside them that isn t exactly destructive but not exactly civi [...]

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    11. I read this as I was flying into a place that was unknown to myself love and retrieval of the future was my main focus and I succeeded in both and for that, I will always be thankful Now my thoughts with this book and author Rating would have to be closer to a 3.5.Dave Eggers is an interesting one He always tends to bring up national international issues within his books, but with a quirky sense of satire mixed in With his newest Your Fathers, Where Are They And the Prophets, Do They Live Foreve [...]

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    12. I ve read a lot of Dave Eggers books I used to own 3 different versions of SACRAMENT In some ways this is a return to form of some of his earlier novels Loose, strange, not in search of any greater good but just there to tell an unusual story with unusual characters And as much as I adore WHAT IS THE WHAT and his ambitious fiction, I can t deny the enjoyment of reading YOUR FATHERS, WHERE ARE THEY and how quickly I was able to dash through it.It is hard to review this book, it certainly doesn t [...]

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    13. 1.5 starsEasily the worst of Eggers offerings I ve read so far, YFWAT ATPDTLF is another effort of his to champion a cause , and rally for the rights of the disenfranchised Unlike vastly superior efforts like What is the What and Zeitoun, this time Eggers tries humorless Palahniuk y gimmickry coupled with limp Mamet esque theatrics to deliver his message As my political viewpoints are similarly aligned to his, Eggers is preaching to the choir, but thanks to an utter lack of subtlety and curiousl [...]

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    14. It was written with urgency unfortunately, it s a kind of condescending urgency you would find in a college application essay where the kid thinks he should get into an Ivy League school but really probably belongs at a Tier 2 institution Smug and self satisfied, preachy

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    15. Ahahaha That was one of the worst things I ve read in a while.You know, like it s all dialogue, which I guess is a technique he s partly biting from William Gaddis, who obviously did it wayyyy better I was at least looking forward to a mess of speakers all at once but it s just one guy who pairs off folk and talks to them one on one, which makes it much easier to write than a novel written in standard form with even a single scene with many people in the same room, so it s far from daringly writ [...]

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    16. In 270 pages, Eggers manages to speak what we know but can t always articulate As a nation, we fought WW2, made sacrifices for the war effort In the 60 s our goal was the space race, to get to the moon In recent years, we have become a nation of divorce, pills, and isolation Eggers brings this home when he introduces us to Thomas, who has some issues in his earlier life that have left him in some considerable pain and has been driven over the edge We get it though, because we are children and gr [...]

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    17. At least it was slightly interesting and a lot shorter than The Circle.

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    18. Dave Eggers startet mit seinem neuen Roman ein Versuch In reiner Dialogform geschrieben, handelt das Buch von einem verwirrten Mann, der sich in der heutigen Zivilisation nicht mehr zurecht findet Seine L sung Er entf hrt diverse Personen, welche in gewissen Lebensabschnitten seinen Pfad gekreuzt haben, und erhofft sich dadurch Antworten und neue Wege.Der Autor versucht dabei in dieser Abhandlung diverse Themen der Gesellschaft aufzugreifen Ausgrenzung, Rassismus, Krieg, Intoleranz, die Aussichs [...]

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    19. If it was only for A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, I think I would still be blindly buying just about anything that Eggers writes That I loved What is the What, You Shall Know Our Velocity, and We Are Hungry just solidifies his status as one of my favorite authors, so despite thinking that both Hologram for the King and The Circle were two of the weaker entries in his oeuvre I was excited to add Your Fathers to my shopping cart without reading either yes, that s with a long i synopsis [...]

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    20. lotta reviewers here crapping about how it s all dialogue, or how parts of it stretch credulity, or about how it s a long whine about white boy privilege ya, sort of bute central issue of the book which i take to be about how the US has abandoned the idea of doing anything Big like going to space and thus left generations of young, bright men with nothing heroic to do well, it may not have the emotional punch of desperate needs, but that doesn t make it meaningless a writer can examine all aspe [...]

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    21. I guess the last three books by Dave Eggers could be considered a thematic trilogy all of them seem to be trying to put their thumb on the current status of America They are observant yet barbed works of fiction that in no way regard the United States as the Land of the Free.What sets this third book apart from Hologram for the King and The Circle is its form Written entirely in dialogue, one could look at this as a script for a play or film, except there are no descriptions of setting or action [...]

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    22. I m going four stars on this because I really liked it, but I didn t looooOOOOoooove it I proposed this to my bookclub and it was turned down immediately, and I feel that was probably due to the long title and the fact that it s written entirely in dialogue This can come off as gimmicky and probably pretentious, but if that s wrong, then I don t want to be right A couple other reviewers have argued it doesn t have a plot, and while it doesn t have a plot in the sense of here are a lot of various [...]

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    23. WOW this book is absolutely incredible While Eggers abandons many fiction writing norms, he in turn has cleared away all the muck and has presented readers with a bare bones announcement manifesto of the New Lost Generation While exploring the perspectives of various characters under differing levels of stress, he successfully jars readers to pay attention and wake up to this seedy world in which we live We can no longer just pine for simpler times we must live in our day and deal with our issue [...]

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    24. Imagine Holden Caulfield all grown up, but 1000 times impotent and whiny This is the main character of this book It starts with an interesting premise, but slowly just becomes a platform for complaining about the unfairness of life Good grief, I ve never hated a protagonist , and not in a good way Since the book is entirely dialogue, clumsy attempts are made to fill the reader in on what is happening He s kidnapped an astronaut how do you know this Because he exclaims to himself Wow, a real ast [...]

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    25. dai tempi del tanto bistrattato almeno successivamente L opera struggente di un formidabile genio che attendo da Dave Eggers IL romanzo, eppure tra tutti quelli scritti dopo, alcuni molto buoni, altri un po meno, non ancora arrivato La scrittura, l intelligenza e soprattutto la fantasia non si discutono, ad ogni nuova ultima pagina per ho sempre sentito la mancanza di qualcosa differente ogni volta e una sensazione da poteva essere questo e invece.Non fa eccezione l ultimo romanzo scritto bene e [...]

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    26. 3.5 starsI don t really know what to say about this book It s completely written in dialogue A guy keeps kidnapping people because each person will solve a different problem It s satire Or is it just a really long dig at Millennials and let me tell you, I am so over that particular argument Anyways, it s a rant But it s a funny rant And I kind of enjoyed it.

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    27. Your Fathers, Where Are They works effectively as a thought experiment and an exercise in conversational flexibility than anything else, which marks this as minor Eggers It s a fun little thing, and a quick, relatively breezy read, but basically Eggers sets out to answer these questions Why are white males such dickbags and What s missing in their lives to make them so angry and unsatisfied despite the fact they ve had every advantage a person could want I mean, it s a compelling question espec [...]

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    28. Poor Dave He s gotten slated pretty hard core for this one Yes, it s a bit preachy Yes, it doesn t really seem to focus around any one point the spoiled entitlement of the younger generation inherent pointlessness of modern life government waste trigger happy cops long enough to make them really well or join them all into a coherent whole but goddammit if I didn t enjoy reading it anyway 3.5 stars if I could give the half points The all dialogue format has put some people off and probably explai [...]

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    29. Thomas is the everyman The passenger The victim to crimes being perpetrated on others He is also a one man Guantanamo But he is also immortal in a way, maybe in every way one can be immortal He at least gets people to remember him He is certain he is on the side of morality He is piteous and kind of a drag like all moral immortals and angry young men He is doomed and bringing that doom to him as if he left a trail of crumbs.Without spoiling anything, this is a book of dialogs Thomas has with a s [...]

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