To Rise Again at a Decent Hour Paperback
Introducing Paul O'Rourke: New Yorker, dentist and reluctant non-believer.
Modern life disappoints him, and love never solves any of his problems.
Then someone steals his identity and starts impersonating Paul online.
A cruel invasion of privacy, the real horror is yet to come: this virtual 'Paul', preaching an obscure, ancient religion, might just be a better, happier person than the real deal.
Anxious to find out who is responsible for this disturbing turn of events, Paul embarks on a quest which will see him confront the meaning of life, the inevitability of death and the importance of good oral hygiene.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 18/09/2014
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780141047386
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Review by alexrichman
A great book can inspire you to be a better person. This one should at least inspire you to floss more. A very funny meditation on what it is to believe or doubt; win or lose; brush or not brush. The mystery at the plot's centre comes and goes without ever being satisfactorily resolved - but the wit flows more freely than in Ferris's first two novels. A must-read for any Jewish atheists, or sports fans. Or dentists.
Review by bodachliath
This is a very enjoyable but rather strange book. Ostensibly the comic story of a New York dentist's mid-life crisis, it addresses much deeper questions of religion, family, identity and history, as well as baseball and dentistry.