“The funniest work of existential philosophy you’ll read all year.” Funny, smart, challenging; also confusing at times and a bit one sided (a more sympathetic defender of the faith might have made for a better climax – Marilynne Robinson?). Still, more ideas in 400 pages than most any 10 other books. Some compelling characters too; Jonas Elijah Klapper is a universe unto himself. The 36 Arguments Appendix is as concise an overview of the arguments for and against God as can be found.