The Spire in the ‘Top 10 novels about God’

The latest instalment in the Guardian’s ‘Top 10 Novels’ series features fiction ‘about God’, chosen by author Neil Griffiths. Griffiths selects a variety of books, from Dostoevsky, Murdoch, Burgess, and of course, William Golding! Golding’s The Spire is an obvious inclusion and Griffiths comments that it is a novel about ‘spiritual and material hubris’. Indeed, Dean Jocelin’s belief that it is God who has instructed him to build a spire on a cathedral without foundations is the driving force behind the catastrophic events of Golding’s devastating narrative…


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