Our Tragic Universe
By Scarlett Thomas
(Canongate Books Export, Paperback, 9781847679215)
Publication Date: April 2011
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“At the heart of Our Tragic Universe is the concept of the story-less story. Meg is drifting through life, attempting to write her novel, but, struggling, she turns to genre fiction to pay the bills. Her boyfriend, Christopher, is out of work and contributes nothing to the financial situation. Surprisingly enough, the relationship is slowly decaying. Very little action propels the story along; instead, there are the dead-on and inspiring philosophical conversations about heaven, hell, and existence. For a book about nothing, Thomas really knows how to pack a lot into the trajectory of this story, resulting in a very impressive journey. --Jason Kennedy, Boswell Book Company, Milwaukee, Wisconsin”
-- Jason Kennedy, Boswell Book Company, Milwaukee, WI