In-between hosting Vidcon and spearheading a number of humanitarian causes with his brother, Hank, best-selling author John Green has had his hands full. Apparently, not enough so it hinders him to produce another book.
Coming out this October is Turtles All The Way Down, his first novel in six years after the massive success of The Fault In Our Stars. It might just be Green’s prettiest too; the official cover art for the book was revealed on Good Morning America last Thursday. Take a look.
The title refers to somewhat of a philosophical joke as a rebuttal for the existence of God. In Stephen Hawking’s A Brief History Of Time, an old lady contests the idea of the earth’s existence in the galaxy by positing that the earth is, in fact, flat and that we’re standing on the back of a macro-gigantic tortoise. When asked by Bertrand Russell what it is the tortoise is standing on, the old lady tells him he’s very clever. “But it’s turtles all the way down!”
Green talked about religion at length in the vlog he keeps with his brother. It’s still quite unsure how religion fits into the story of Turtles All The Way Down, especially with what little we know about it so far. The novel follows a 16-year-old girl named Aza and her “most fearless friend, Daisy” as set out to track down a fugitive billionaire.
Green says this is his “first attempt to write directly about the kind of mental illness that has affected my life since childhood,” noting that the new book is a personal project. Turtles All The Way Down hits shelves October.