God Collar

  • by Marcus Brigstocke
  • Narrated by Marcus Brigstocke
  • 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

‘There's probably no God ... but I wish there was. I've got some things I need to ask him.' Based on Marcus Brigstocke's award-winning Edinburgh and West End show, God Collar focuses on the ‘God-shaped hole’ that opens up in Marcus’s life following the death of his best friend. Exploring his own issues surrounding faith – his lack of it, his need for it, some people's waste of it and what good purposes it might serve if he could get hold of it – he rails against the holy trinity of Abrahamic religions (Islam, Christianity and Judaism) while atheists, agnostics and believers of all faiths get it in the neck too. God Collar is a scathing look at modern faith that will leave you laughing out loud and examining your own beliefs in equal measure. ‘As luck would have it, my relationship with God is as dysfunctional and peppered with resentment and recrimination as ever, so this should make for good writing.'


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Sorry but I don't do 'Laugh out loud'

Not ever.
Not until now anyway.
What a genuinely funny book - beautifully told and deliciously mischevous! And you can write that on the side of a bus so it must also be true...
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- M. Russell

Entertaining and Thought-Provoking

It isn't hard to hand out plaudits to a book which so closely reflects one's own views, but Marcus Brigstocke's God Collar hits all the right buttons and had me muttering "Exactly" and "Too true" on many occasions. True, Brigstocke's book is often a semi-comedic rant, which on occasions can deflect the full force of his argument in favour of a quick laugh here and there; and his posturing about everything from i-Phones to MacDonalds can be taken with a pinch of salt and really doesn't assist or detract from his main point of being a "lapsed atheist". But overall a fine listen, hilarious at times (don't listen to the section on his safari and the lions in a public place), but I couldn't help but think that if had been written by a Professor of Humanities it would be regarded as a classic like The God Delusion. It just wouldn't be as funny.
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- John

Book Details

  • Release Date: 23-06-2011
  • Publisher: Random House AudioBooks