Dogma by Lars Iyer
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The southern-fried chapters are fun, but account for only about a third of the book.
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A plague of rats, the end of philosophy, the cosmic chicken, and bars that don’t serve Plymouth Gin—is this the Apocalypse or is it just America?
 
“The apocalypse is imminent,” thinks W. He has devoted his life to philosophy, but he is about to be cast out from his beloved university. His friend Lars is no help at all—he’s too busy fighting an infestation of rats in his flat. A drunken lecture tour through the American South proves to be another colossal mistake. In desperation, the two British intellectuals turn to Dogma, a semi-religious code that might yet give meaning to their lives.
 
Part Nietzsche, part Monty Python, part Huckleberry Finn, Dogma is a novel as ridiculous and profound as religion itself. The sequel to the acclaimed novel Spurious, Dogma is the second book in one of the most original literary trilogies since MolloyMalone Dies and The Unnamable.


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About Lars Iyer

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Lars Iyer is a lecturer in philosophy at Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne. He is the author of the novel Spurious, two books on Blanchot (Blanchot's Communism: Art, Philosophy, and the Political and Blanchot's Vigilance: Phenomenology, Literature, and the Ethical) and his blog Spurious.
 
Published February 21, 2012 by Melville House. 224 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Alfred Hickling on Jan 31 2012

The southern-fried chapters are fun, but account for only about a third of the book.

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Reviewed by Randy Boyagoda on Mar 28 2012

Across this dispiriting book, the narrator refers to himself and his companion-in-nullity as idiots...In fact, they’re not even great idiots.

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