God Collar

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Transworld, Jun 23, 2011 - Humor - 336 pages
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'There's probably no God ... but I wish there was. I've got some things I need to ask him.'

Based on Marcus Brigstocke's award-winning Edinburgh and West End show, God Collar focuses on the 'God-shaped hole' that opens up in Marcus's life following the death of his best friend. Exploring his own issues surrounding faith - his lack of it, his need for it, some people's waste of it and what good purposes it might serve if he could get hold of it - he rails against the holy trinity of Abrahamic religions (Islam, Christianity and Judaism) while atheists, agnostics and believers of all faiths get it in the neck too. God Collar is a scathing look at modern faith that will leave you laughing out loud and examining your own beliefs in equal measure.

'As luck would have it, my relationship with God is as dysfunctional and peppered with resentment and recrimination as ever, so this should make for good writing.'

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User Review  - Rayvincent - LibraryThing

The author is a comedian, and the book is very funny and irreverent, but with an underlying serious theme. He calls himself a reluctant atheist who would really like to find a God to believe in. Read full review

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User Review  - mumfie - LibraryThing

@marcusbrig rambles a bit, well quite a lot actually. The one thing that would have really improved this book would have been cutting it by a third. That said however it is a painful but witty rummage ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Since winning the BBC New Comedian of 1996, Marcus Brigstocke has emerged as a major talent in comedy, writing and acting. Most recently, he has shelved his stand-up microphone to play both King Arthur in Spamalot and Mr Perks in the award-winning production of The Railway Children at Waterloo station.

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