- File Size: 903 KB
- Print Length: 346 pages
- Publisher: Stanley M. Herman (April 1, 2012)
- Publication Date: April 1, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B007QOW00G
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,443,321 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Then I Invented the World (A Cosmic Comedy) Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
Throw in various angels from Heaven, and demons from Hell (all of them endearingly dysfunctional), and set them on a collision course to war and you wind up with an engaging book driven by a brilliant and original plot line and packed with witty and sometimes profound dialogue
Mr. Herman knows his religions, psychology and philosophy in depth, has a very dry sense of humor and shows a great appreciation of humanity and its foibles. A great read.
Fr. Willy Crespo
book: curious at first, interested with the plot after, somewhere near the end i started to feel disappointment, as i did not see mind weapons, nor developing any conflict among the main characters.
The last sentence changed it all: all the pieces fell into their due places and the whole book got its unique meaning and made me start thinking anew about the topics touched in the book.
Some parts bear visible construction efforts (which is a mark of professional approach; this is a must for a good book), on the whole it is an outstanding one, there are no books like this one.
To me this is the sign of very high-end literature that makes people like me think, see well-known things in a new perspective.
Congratulations, Stan: it is a very good book, it is worth reading.
One of the books high points for me was the relationship that developed between the mullah and the Israeli tour guide. It gave hope to the world's situation right when things were looking particularly bad (I won't give away the plot anymore!). Their characters were intriguing and believable. And even then, in that situation, Herman was able to keep an element of humor.
I agree that it would be perfect for any book club given that it's sure to spark conversation and exchange between both those familiar and those not so familiar, with the stories of the bible and the world's religions in general. And would absolutely recommend it for anyone looking for a good, attention-grabbing summer read with a lot more depth than most!! I look forward to another novel from Herman in the future!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Charmingly inventive (speaking of "Invented" ;-) story, with technology, God and the devil playing starring roles. I eagerly awaited each chat room exchange.Published on January 25, 2014 by ShyReviewer
Thought-provoking, intelligent, witty and very humorous! Unputdownable. I enjoyed reading this book. Truly, a cosmic comedy.Published on November 4, 2013 by Johann David Renner
I slogged through 50 pages of this snoozefest before I was certain that I was duped. This is in no way a comedy. It is a few hundred pages of repetitive philosophy. Read morePublished on April 20, 2013 by L. Wells
This book was absolutely fantastic. I could never describe it in a simple book review. Brick will say this: you don't need to be religious to enjoy this awesome piece of... Read morePublished on January 21, 2013 by CaptainCassidy
I think the author wanted to hide philosophical discussions under modern language and humor. However, I just couldn't see the humor, and the religious discussions are the same old... Read morePublished on January 6, 2013 by Just Another
This book is by far one of the most entertaining and unusual books i have ever read. Normally I will finish a book within days. Read morePublished on October 24, 2012 by maria g kok
Fast paced and entertaining, Herman's novel is certainly packed full of interesting ideas and funny quirks. Read morePublished on September 1, 2012 by The Kindle Book Review
I really related to the Lilith character, probably because I'm fabulously sexy and smart as a whip too. Read morePublished on April 23, 2012 by Lili
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