"The Leftovers" by Tom Perrotta

Thursday, 01 Nov 2012

Tom Perrotta's novel is about the crisis that arises from a lack of faith or understanding. What happens if the "Rapture" occurs and there are actually some Christians left behind? What if, like last night's spaghetti dinner, you're a "leftover"? What if people are "taken" who weren't even officially believers in Jesus Christ? Hindus and Buddhists and Muslims and Jews and atheists and animists and homosexuals and Eskimos and Mormons and Zoroastrians, whatever the heck they were…. As far as anyone could tell, it was a ...

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