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Secombe (Limbo) limply recycles a worn-out plot: a bet between God and the Devil has placed the world in jeopardy. Gods lack of interest in the bets outcome and his obsession with golf forces Archangel Gabriel to enlist depressed dentist Martin Gray to help uncover the Devils final scheme, with the only clue the word Endgame. Martin is an absurdly bad selection, but he does his best to assist while dodging an IRS agent, trying to patch up his marriage and attempting to connect with his teen son, Luke. There are some amusingly wacky moments, such as Frank Sinatra and Francis Drake ferrying souls to the afterlife and Gabriel, wearing only a loincloth and a trench coat, skulking around gobbling danishes, but readers will be frustrated by Secombes two-dimensional, clichéd characters and the tiresomely predictable story line. (Jan.)
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"Secombe deftly weaves many hilarious details into the story . . . you really feel a sense of impending doom."  —SFX

"Like something PG Wodehouse might have written if he'd decided to write comic SF . . . clever, funny and very English."  —The Guardian on The Last House in the Galaxy


“If Secombe continues to produce books of this strength he will quickly win a place in the highest rank of comedy fantasy novelists alongside Robert Rankin, Tom Holt, even Terry Pratchett or Douglas Adams.”  —Interzone on The Last House in the Galaxy
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan (April 28, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0330439987
  • ISBN-13: 978-0330439985
  • Product Dimensions: 4.5 x 0.8 x 7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,088,466 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Skylark on September 4, 2011
Format: Paperback
In 'Endgame', God and the Devil wager the Earth in a bet, and it falls on an average English family to ensure that the world isn't plunged into World War 3.

I found this book to be a nice, everyday diversion, which sits squarely in the middle of the quality spectrum of books. For a comedy, I didn't find it particularly funny, but the plot was full of action and it was easy to read.

However, it really fell down on character development. The main character, Martin, is not very likable, and remains unlikable throughout the whole story - and he was the most developed character in the book! It really annoyed me how he treated his parents-in-law like scum for no justifiable reason, and assaulted his coworker (who hadn't done anything wrong) and got away with it. I was also annoyed at the highly derogatory tone employed towards many of the other characters such as the parents-in-law and gamer geek Henry, who was portrayed as a sad and deranged loser throughout the whole book despite the fact that he did more to help save the world than Martin did.

The other thing that disappointed me was the fact that the characters were overwhelmingly male, and the few females there were didn't get to do much except nag the men and slap people on the cheek - oh, or be rescued by the brave hero (the dislikable Martin) and fall head over heels in love with him for no other reason than that he saved their life. It's hard to get any more stereotypical and one-dimensional than that.

So overall, not a bad book, but not one I'd read a second time.
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