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You follow George as he checks out heaven and explores a number of theories along the way. It's a little mix of fiction and nonfiction with plenty of humor in between. George spends a lot of time in a library exploring life's questions and meeting different people and reflects on his own life. Great read and I highly recommend it!
I found it a quick read, and I wanted more. I loved the dry humor and the way he weaves historical events and wacky conspiracy theories. The book sometimes jumps around too much, but is well worth reading. I learned a lot about end times prophecy.
Political, spiritual, historical, all with a good dollop of 'tongue in cheek'.
I think everyone will get something out of reading this regardless of their interests.
It's going to change the way I watch future world events that's for sure :)
The novel is written in the first person by the protagonist (George Somerset) who is, as the book jacket says, the "unhappiest man in paradise." George's story chronicles his struggles to survive in a post-apocalyptic world. He's still living on "Old Earth" after the rapture, nuclear war, and a New World Order run by the minions of the evil Illuminati who hunt George and his fellow survivors.
Stockwell's writing style is biting, sarcastic, and (from the hero's point of view) self-deprecating. George Somerset considers himself to be a cowardly scumbag, unworthy of a place in God's kingdom in heaven. As the author describes George's physical and spiritual journey, he injects commentary about current and past events, conspiracy theories and entertaining tales about the missteps of his life on earth.
The lurid writing about the horrors that George and his group endure made me think that this book could be adapted into a screenplay, filled with state-of-the-art CGI about demons on earth and the War of Armageddon.
As the book jacket says, this can be enjoyed by believers and non-believers alike.
I could relate to a tremendous amount of his feelings throughout the story. I don’t think I have led a very bad life, but I know I would feel the shame of everything being exposed. So I really related to that. This was written in a way that I could truly see it going down like it read. The humorous aspect kept the story upbeat. Things like the Roswell incident being caused by a bull onboard, the building of the tower of Babel as being a star gate, and even aliens being jokers with a mean streak kept me interested in what he would say next. Of course there were many Bible references that helped to complete the story. I really liked how the book ended too.
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The end of the world as seen through the eyes of a jaded, cynical survivor. A story of personal self revelations against a backdrop of the Revelation story. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
A Novel About the End of the World and Beyond
George finds himself in heaven, otherwise known as The New Kingdom. Read more
This book is unusual in that it is both inspirational and very interesting. It is a long story about a man named Geroge who was by his own admission a liar, cheat, adulterous,... Read morePublished 13 months ago by BarbA
Plausible scenario for the accounts presented in the Book of Revelations. In addition, an enjoyable read. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Kevin F. Shanahan
i really enjoyed reading this book, it was like nothing I've read before.Published 14 months ago by Revital Rigler
I don't normally read this kind of book, I've read the Left Behind series and I enjoyed it- but other books about the rapture and such don't interest me. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Fifi Las Vegas
What would you do if you were left behind during the rapture? This is a twist on an apocalyptic thriller about a man who idnt live his life in a Christian manner and is left behind... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Chris Carlsen