This is a humorous portrayal of the coming of the messiah...only this time it is the second son of God, an architect from Manhattan. Seth Miller has a hard time believing this wild tale explained by his eccentric parents until God decides to connect him directly...by speaking to Seth through his cat Walter. A wonderful hilarious look between the battle of good and evil, and Seth and the anti-Christ during Armageddon. Even though the author's delightful style and quirky humor kept me chuckling through the entire story, there is a blending of truths and realism considering the end of days.
What a movie it would make...right next to "Oh God," "Bruce Almighty," and "Even Almighty." 5 stars, fantastic read!
This books is written with a first person narrative voice that describes a character walking through a cubicle wasteland of a life. Seth Miller is so effective at explaining how boring and normal he is that the passage becomes quite funny. For some strange reason, I began thinking of "We" by Yevgeny Zamyatin. Perhaps it can be said that our world has evolved to a point where it casually resembles the most famous dystopias of classic literature.
However, there is a jolt of electricity added to the mix when Seth Miller finds out that, yes, indeed, he is the son of God...and not just any old son of God, but the most important one. That's right, J.C., the savior, the one. For a man who has prided himself on being "in the middle of the pack" and who follows a rather lazy approach to life, the realization, and the notoriety that comes with it, is predictably crushing.
This is the kind of work that will either be taken as good fun or get a lot of humorless folks all riled up (thus leading to sales). Personally, I'm in the former group. Check it out!
An original and hilariously written novel that dares to take the bible to its extreme end. I applaud the idea of the book—which reminds me of Jonah, the reluctant prophet in the old testament, who refuses to answer his calling.
Here—just prior to ominous turn of the millennium—Seth Miller is told by his mother that he is God’s son, and the second coming of Christ. Why she waited until his 33rd birthday to give him this news? God knows! According to her, God told her on her wedding night that she must remain a virgin, because she is going to become the mother of a second Messiah.
At first he figures that she must be out of her mind—until a phone call from the almighty comes in, to tell him of a fast approaching Armagedon, the final conflict between good and evil, in which he, of all people, must play the savior.
This is my kind of a book. One that invokes thought through humor. Five stars.