The Mailer Review/Volume 2, 2008/Mailer’s Last Words

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« The Mailer ReviewVolume 2 Number 1 • 2008 • In Memorium: Norman Mailer: 1923–2007 »
On God: An Uncommon Conversation
By Norman Mailer with J. Michael Lennon
New York: Random House, 2007
265 pp. Cloth $26.95

On God: An Uncommon Conversation by Norman Mailer with Michael Lennon is a true gem. It comes out appropriately at the end of Mailer’s life and reveals a lifetime’s rumination over why we are here, what or who directs us, and where we may go when it’s all over on earth. It is a Moby Dick-like quest for God, only mercifully shorter than of Melville’s version of Ahab’s looking for the whale.

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