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To Rise Again at a Decent Hour: A Novel

To Rise Again at a Decent Hour: A Novel - Joshua Ferris A fast-paced page-turner that at times had me laughing out loud and at times had me backing away from the crazy guy before he lured me in. There are three small pictures on the cover: a baseball, a tooth, and a star of David, which is a pretty good summary of the storyline. Dentist who loves the Red Sox involuntarily embarks on a quest for meaning, which may or may not have something to do with Judaism.

The events in this book are crazy, and the people involved are probably crazy, but the book feels more or less sane as it goes along. It's entertaining. But it also asks good questions about meaning and identity, i.e. belonging, in the tech-centered world we live in.

I thoroughly enjoyed it!

I received this book as part of the GoodReads firstreads program.