The Book of Strange New Things: A Novel

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Peter and Bea are steadfast in their love for each other as well as in their love for God. This devotion to faith provides Peter with an opportunity to spread the teachings of Christ to the indigenous population of the planet Oasis, taking him light years away from his wife Bea, and miles into unknown territory. The Oasans, as he calls them, are eager to let the words of the Bible into their hearts but the challenge for Peter is not to lose himself while living his new life on Oasis. Meanwhile back home, Bea’s faith is faltering as life on Earth gets hit with natural disasters and economic crashes.

The Book of Strange New Things is a lengthy novel, but also intriguing the entire way through. Though I did feel impatience in the beginning trying to figure out exactly where Peter was being sent and why, the rest of the novel held a good pace hitting interesting themes. But what I really enjoyed was the plot’s originality. A good example of modern literature, this book contains a mixture of ideas including sci-fi futurism, romance, and personal struggle and character growth. The world on Oasis Faber created is worth reading.


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Author Michel Faber
Star Count 4.5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 512 pages
Publisher Hogarth
Publish Date 2014-Oct-28
ISBN 9780553418842
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Issue January 2015
Category Modern Literature
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