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.