The Book of Strange New Things
'I am with you always, even unto the end of the world...' From the author of Under the Skin and The Crimson Petal and the White, the first novel from Michel Faber in fourteen years is a wildly original tale of adventure, faith and the ties that might hold two people together when they are worlds... show more
'I am with you always, even unto the end of the world...' From the author of Under the Skin and The Crimson Petal and the White, the first novel from Michel Faber in fourteen years is a wildly original tale of adventure, faith and the ties that might hold two people together when they are worlds apartPeter Leigh is a husband, a Christian, and now a missionary. As The Book
Pages no: 585
Edition language: English
Peter is a man reformed - he battled his demons, he found a wife, he found God, and he found peace. He's someone who loves people. As The Book of Strange New Things opens, Peter prepares to embark on a journey to a planet galaxies away. Once there he will act as a missionary - learning about, livi...
Can a marriage be saved even if you are doing God’s will and serving him to the best of your ability? That is the main question I took from reading The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber. It’s an interesting question that the novel tries to answer. I’m glad this was my choice for the fir...
When the story opens up, Peter Leigh and his wife Bea are on their way to Heathrow. They are a devout Christian couple, and they share a very close relationship. They have their own ministry near London, but they were both interviewing for a job that would take them to a distant world, a faraway pla...
With a beautiful title and a beautiful cover, the novel had created great expectations to live up to. In The book of strange new things Peter has decided to go to Oasis - a newly colonized planet - as a missionary while his wife Bea stays behind in England. While he has the time of his life as his...
There were a few times during the reading of this book that I felt like abandoning it. I pushed on hoping this very flawed book would reward me with a decent ending, but unfortunately not. There are themes and ideas that could have made for an intriguing, philosophical and smart story but they all l...
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