What is the meaning of life? Can that question be answered? What does it even mean to ask it? Is there a purpose to our human existence? In this little book, literature professor Terry Eagleton takes a look at these kinds of big questions and explores ways that we might approach them. The heaviness of the subject matter is balanced by the author’s humor and playfulness. It’s a very challenging but fun read and a great addition to the ‘very short introduction’ series.
Recommended by Tim
Diana Wagman discusses and signs The Care and Feeding of Exotic Pets
11/27/2012 7:00 pm
695 E. Colorado Blvd
Winnie Parker, mother to an angst-ridden teenage daughter and ex-wife to a successful game show host who left her for a twenty-something contestant, begins a normal day in her hum-drum existence by dropping her car off at the repair shop. After accepting what she believes is a ride to pick up her rental car, Winnie realizes too late that she's been kidnapped. What follows is a riveting psychological game of cat and mouse set in the kidnapper's tropically heated house—kept that way for Cookie, a menacing seven-foot long iguana. While desperately seeking to escape, Winnie also tries to understand why she was taken captive. Does he know that Winnie's mother is an Oscar-winning actress? Or did he connect her with Jonathan, her famous ex-husband? When the truth reveals itself, Winnie is not only forced to fight for her life, but must also protect the lives of those she loves from the kidnapper's deranged master plan.