The sign of an exceptional book, to me, is a feeling of emptiness when you reach the last page.
Though I don't agree with the way Mulisch portrays God, I sure found it a fascinating approach to how God implements His plans in the world!
I believe that Mulisch's story just flows a little better; at times I find Irving too contrived, with too much of an agenda.
Just a brilliant book; it isn't for everyone, but a stunner. The front blurb says it's a novel ideas, and it certainly is that (astronomy, linguistics, religion, politics and... Read morePublished 6 months ago by W. Cougill
I thoroughly enjoyed reading The Discovery of Heaven, in all its complexity, fascinating blend of science, religion and global events, witty language. Read morePublished 9 months ago by H.
...is it over yet!?
The first half of this novel is great: 5-star stuff. The second half of this novel is awful: dull as a door nail, slow as molasses. Read more
Mulisch has a way of causing deep thought and contemplation for me. This book certainly fit that description. I am still trying to decide if I like the ending.Published 23 months ago by JM
This is one of my favourite novels, by one of my favourite authors, and arguably his magnum opus. From the many reviews here I gather Mulisch is peculiar enough as an author not to... Read morePublished on October 24, 2012 by J.S. Bloemendael
"The Discovery of Heaven" is by far the most profound and dense novel I have ever read. And I'm an English major. Read morePublished on September 27, 2011 by Hess
This lengthy, meandering tome of a novel, seemingly covering every aspect under the sun, and beyond it - from radio telescopy to Bach, from Nietzsche to Einstein, from the nuances... Read morePublished on November 25, 2010 by Daniel Myers