The Hurtle of Hell

The Hurtle of Hell : An atheist comedy featuring God and a confused young man from Hackney

4.03 (38 ratings by Goodreads)
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When gay, pleasure-seeking Stefano Cartwright is almost killed by a wave while at the beach, his journey up a tunnel of light convinces him that God exists after all, and he may need to change his ways if he is not to end up in hell. When God happens to look down his celestial telescope and see Stefano, he is obliged to pay unprecedented attention to an obscure planet in a distant galaxy, and ends up on the greatest adventure of his multi-eon existence. The Hurtle of Hell combines a tender, human story of rejection and reconnection with an utterly original and often very funny theological thought-experiment, in an entrancing fable that is both mischievous and big-hearted.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 22mm | 300g
  • Lightning Books
  • Much Wenlock, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1785630717
  • 9781785630712
  • 1,188,092

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`A clever and enchanting fable' - The Lady; `An interesting and funny theological thought-experiment' - Attitude; `This light-hearted thought experiment delves into the religious unknown and gives a voice to God that combines a human flair with hilarious detachment' - Buzz magazine; `Wonderful... frequently hilarious... a story which will both make you laugh and think' - NB magazine; `A warm-hearted narrative of redemption that's never judgemental but is inclusive, funny and undoubtedly heretical' - GScene
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About Simon Edge

Simon Edge was born in Chester and educated at Cambridge University, where he read philosophy. He spent many years as a national newspaper journalist and critic, and has an MA in creative writing from City University, London. His first novel, The Hopkins Conundrum, was longlisted for the Waverton Good Read Award. He lives in Suffolk.
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Rating details

38 ratings
4.03 out of 5 stars
5 24% (9)
4 58% (22)
3 16% (6)
2 3% (1)
1 0% (0)
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