June 01, 2009

Book Review

The Gospel According to The Simpsons by Mark I. Pinsky

Being a fan of The Simpsons, I was excited to read this book. The purpose of the book is to examine the spiritual aspect of the show.

The book starts out interestingly enough, by evaluating some of the characters and their spirituality. However, toward the end of the book, the author seems to spend most of the chapters giving the story line of several episodes without actually analyzing or thoroughly evaluating the spiritual side of the show.

The worst part of the book was the concluding chapter. It seemed to be just a bunch on quotes from other people with no real point.

Whether you enjoy or hate The Simpsons television series, this is one book you can skip.

This review is based on the first edition of the book. I have an updated edition that I will read at some point in the future.


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