The Discovery of Heaven

The Discovery of Heaven

A Novel

Book - 1997
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In a philosophical novel, two friends--a cynical, cerebral, blueblood obsessed by the future, and a hedonistic astronomer haunted by the past--are caught up in an angelic emissary's plan to clone one crucial person by the year 2000.
Publisher: New York :, Penguin Books,, 1997
ISBN: 9780140239379
Characteristics: 730 pages ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Vincent, Paul (Paul F.)

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Mar 03, 2011

This is one of my favourite novels, by one of my favourite authors.

Don't be turned off by the slow beginning. The discourse between the angels is a reference to Joost van den Vondel, the Dutch "Shakespeare" (though he didn't have Shakepeare's sense of humor). Vondel wrote a play called Lucifer, which takes place in heaven and contains many similar conversations between angels. Not necessary to know, but interesting as Mulisch often uses parody as a literary device.

The book was also made into a film recently (English spoken).

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May 12, 2011

Disillusioned with humankind, God has ordered his angels to mastermind a plan to annul his contract with humans by retrieving the Stone Tablets. The plan the angels come up with involves the creation, education and inspiration of a new "Messiah." But for it to work in this day and age, the plan must be orchestrated in such a way as to be undetectable by any of the humans it involves.

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