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Comedy of Epic Proportions,
This review is from: The Holy Bible: King James Version (Paperback)
This Comedy-Fantasy is one of my favorites to read when I'm having a bad day, along with the Monty Python and the Holy Grail transcript! King James is a comedic genius rivaling Ricky Gervais and will surely be remembered as such for generations to come.
The plot follows the antagonistic character God, an angsty old man hungry for power, who becomes bored in his isolation and so creates a magical world where he places a naked man and a woman, but neglects to tell them the difference between right and wrong. He puts a magic forbidden apple on a tree and places a magic snake to tempt the naked people to eat the magic apple, apparently forgetting that he forgot to teach them what it means to be "wrong" about trusting the snake and eating the apple- so they eat the apple, and then the fun really begins!
Follow God through the years as he overcomes obstacles such as figuring out how to kill off the human race, impregnating a married woman, and being generally disliked by the majority of the world's population!
With countless stories about incest, murder, rape, violence, and genocide OK'd by God, The Holy Bible is a laugh a minute! I just love that every hotel I visit already has The Holy Bible laid out for me, where I can easily reach it if I am feeling homesick and need a quick pick-me-up.
The character Satan fill's the role of God's avasary. Satan and God both enjoy killing people- in the end however, with his all-powerful and all-knowing magical powers, God racks up thousands of kills while Satan is barely able to boast a handful!
The next time you find yourself a hankerin' for a Saturday night box office comedy, consider a cheaper alternative. Stay home and read the Bible.
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Initial post: Jul 17, 2011 9:24:45 PM PDT
I hope you've read it all the way through. It's not so funny near the end.
Posted on Jul 17, 2011 10:15:06 PM PDT
G. Rehwald says:
After your review I read that novel. I was not able to find the thing about the apple. May be you published your review under the wrong title? Which edition did you read for your review?
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 18, 2011 2:30:38 AM PDT
Peter J. Butler says:
I dunno, I reckon Revelations is pretty amusing
Posted on Jul 18, 2011 10:57:42 AM PDT
Always Look on The Bright Side of Life......
Posted on Jul 18, 2011 9:36:56 PM PDT
C. Hayes says:
Posted on Jul 19, 2011 9:52:37 AM PDT
best review of this novel I've seen in years....2 thumbs up!
Posted on Jul 19, 2011 3:41:26 PM PDT
Cormack H. McKinney says:
Posted on Jul 19, 2011 3:48:38 PM PDT
Ever figure out the mystery of who Cain's wife was? The novel never mentioned it.
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 19, 2011 4:19:49 PM PDT
Aaron Rios Rivera says:
Engaged look for that
Posted on Jul 19, 2011 5:22:39 PM PDT
Insightful and well thought out review. Thanks for the suggestion. I shall take a second look, after all what could be more entertaining, than death, famine, xenophobia and rape all wrapped up in one neat little package.