- File Size: 619 KB
- Print Length: 332 pages
- Publisher: Bill Dodds (November 29, 2010)
- Publication Date: November 29, 2010
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004EEOHPM
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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- #4830 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Religious & Inspirational Fiction > Christian > Mystery & Suspense
- #11054 in Books > Christian Books & Bibles > Literature & Fiction > Mystery & Suspense
- #12734 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Humor & Satire > General Humor
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Pope Bob has humor and sadness but always love with a good look at the inner dialogue of a man in a big job with a big problem who has no idea how to begin to resolve it and takes the easy way around it instead. The people he meets on his journey are believable and all contribute in one way or another to the outcome.
This sweet and warm book left me feeling a large degree of the same contentment that I got from " Lamb - the gospel according to Biff, Christ's childhood pal " by Christopher Moore , one of my all-time favorite books and well worth reading. Mr. Dodds may also end up being a favorite of mine,if his other books end up being as enjoyable as this one.
That being said I thought that this book told a good, human story. The fact that it was about Catholics was not super relevant to the parts I enjoyed. The idea of good people going bad and recovering from their failings goes beyond any religion. As someone without any religious affiliation I was able to enjoy the story without feeling lime I was being preached at.
Pope Leo/Bob is an alcoholic, has been for many years, yet he is still the pope. Seeking a few hours reprieve, he ends up in the streets of Seattle, with little memory of what happened. The world has declared him dead in a plane crash yet he lives as a homeless alcoholic seeking many answers to his life.
A little too much religion and philosophy (for me) but the author really takes the reader into the trenches of what it's like to be Bob, to barely live from day to day, from drink to drink. The camaraderie among some of these street people is touching.
Overall a very good story about humanity.