"Believe me, this book is going to cause one almighty stink... Deeply, intelligently satirical. In lesser hands it could easily have become a crass rant. Yet Niven provides hilarious, perceptive entertainment, not at the expense of religion, but at the expense of bigoted, fundamental zealots whether they be Christians, Muslims or whatever... Amazingly, and despite the hipster stance and the brilliantly foul language, The Second Coming is surprisingly on message. Only the truly ignorant will take offence. But then they usually do."
—Henry Sutton, The Mirror, Book of the Week
John Niven leads the field with The Second Coming... Father and Son are both West
Coast pothead potty mouths, effing and blinding in a way that is confrontational, tasteless
and blasphemous. And works well, in an entertaining novel... In the midst of it all, there is
compassion, and insight into the way the impulse for truth can lead to dark acts indeed.
Plus, it's bloody funny."
—Independent on Sunday
About the Author
JOHN NIVEN was born in Irvine, Ayrshire. He is the author of the novella Music from Big Pink and the novels Kill Your Friends and The Amateurs. He lives in Buckinghamshire.