©2006 Charles "Ray" Blackston; (P)2007 Recorded Books
"The wide-ranging satire is a breath of fresh air, poking fun at smug evangelicals as well as the bizarre ideas 'unbelievers' entertain about them." (Booklist)
I was dismayed to see the low rating this book has. I was very entertained, laughed out loud, and was dreading the ending. I loved the style (pithy and smart), subject (a reverse rapture?), and characters. I recommended it to all my family. Ha, Ha, I still think of how funny it is when the pagans are trying to go unnoticed among the Christians so they address people; "Religious howdy". Hilarious.
I like how this book has a lot of underlying meanings! There were many times during the book where suddenly the meaning of what was being said became more complex. It was fun to see the story unfold in that way!
If you're looking for a drawn out Christian conversion story written from an only-slightly-past-adolescent redneck point of view, then this is your book. The plot is beyond silly. The author also seems to think naming the brand name of everything the characters touch adds 'local color.' It doesn't. Even the 8th time. Character's motivations are entirely one dimensional and unrealistic. The entire book is like a bad after school special. Not recommended for anyone with a functioning brain.
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