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Book Title: Waiting for the Galactic Bus|
The author of the book: Parke Godwin
ISBN 13: 9780385246354
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 377 KB
Date of issue: April 1st 1988
Read full description of the books Waiting for the Galactic Bus:Imagine if "Job" by Heinlein was written from the immortals' perspectives.
Good, yes? Now keep that image in mind. Hold it firm and tight, and you won't have to read this book, as likely what's in your head is better than what's on the page.
It's not bad, exactly. It's an interesting look at the development of a series of beliefs based on a clumsy perception of the universe. And it works, for a time. But mostly it feels like it's a joke that's too long in the telling, and that the main characters are only going through the whole rigamarole because they're bored out of their skulls.
It's a book to pass the time. Like the erstwhile god and his cohort, while away the hours reading it without expecting too much, and it will seem like it has real potential. But like the human race, you may be left wanting at the end.
Read information about the authorParke Godwin was an American writer known for his lyrical yet precise prose style and sardonic humor. He was also known for his novels of legendary figures placed in realistic historical settings; his retelling of the Arthur legend (Firelord in 1980, Beloved Exile in 1984, and The Last Rainbow in 1985) is set in the 5th century during the collapse of the Roman empire, and his reinterpretation of Robin Hood (Sherwood, 1991, and Robin and the King, 1993) takes place during the Norman conquest and features kings William the Conqueror and William Rufus as major characters. His other well-known works include Waiting For The Galactic Bus (1988) and its sequel The Snake Oil Wars (1989), humorous critiques of American pop culture and religion.
Parke Godwin also worked as a radio operator, a research technician, a professional actor, an advertising man, a dishwasher and a maitre d' hotel.
Godwin's short fiction has appeared in several anthologies. His short story "Influencing the Hell out of Time and Teresa Golowitz," was the basis of an episode of the television series The Twilight Zone.
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