Bo Fowler Scepticism Inc.

ISBN 13: 9780224051248

Scepticism Inc.

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Edgar Malroy is the founder of a metaphysical betting shop. A weary atheist, Edgar challenges people to put their money where their mouths are about their faith. If someone really believes that the 16th reincarnation of the Dalai Lama is the one true incarnation, or that God is love, or that his grandfather's spirit lives in a tree, Edgar reasons he should be willing to bet money on it.
Edgar is right. The metaphysical betting shops become incredibly popular as people of all faiths rush to outdo each other. After placing a bet, the bettor is given a receipt verifying the bet and amount, and a button with a question mark, stamped "Who knows?" It's no wonder that Edgar goes on to become the richest man in the world.

As the competitive rage spreads, the betting shops indirectly cause a dangerous faith war, resulting in multiple popes, a beautiful messianic woman who claims to be God's messenger, and a technological meltdown with artificially intelligent home appliances. Meanwhile, there's an optimistic supermarket trolley climbing Mt. Everest, looking for God...

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About the Author:

Bo Fowler was born in 1971. He studied Philosophy at Bristol University before attending the University of East Anglia. Bo Fowler lives in London.

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"This is a serious satire on belief and the desire to believe which surprises and delights." -- Time Out London

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Bo Fowler
Published by Jonathan Cape (1998)
ISBN 10: 0224051245 ISBN 13: 9780224051248
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