by Mark Wilson
Publication Date March 7, 2021
Published by SpellBound Books
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Genres: Fiction, General, Humor, Humorous, satire
God is furious.
He has run out of patience with humans and decided that our time is over. We've had our chance and it's back to the drawing board.
Mo, and Jay, best friends who've screwed up in the past, beg him for one more chance to get the humans back on track. Alongside Mr Saluzar, the head of a global charity foundation, and Nick, The Fallen Angel, they hurtle towards Armageddon and their one chance to prove God wrong.
They have seven days to save us.
“And now for something completely different”.
First, this book is not for everyone. On the Seventh Day takes on religion, specifically Christianity in satire, which will be offensive to some people. Also, if you have a strong dislike of foul language, this is not the book for you.
I thought I would start reading more books outside my comfort zone, and On the Seventh Day by Mark Wilson is way, way out of my comfort zone. However, I’m so glad I read it. The book, highly irreverent, and a bit disrespectful and yet, it’s also entertaining, hopeful, and thought-provoking.
Right off the bat, this book starts off with some very strong language which was difficult to read at first. I almost gave up because of the language and the tone of the book. I am not averse to some bad language in books as I feel it reflects the real world, however, this book has a great deal of offensive language at the beginning (and throughout the entire book). I plowed through the first couple of chapters and then I was quickly absorbed into the story and the language just became part of the story. The language and disrespectful manner are so much part of their characterization and the story that you soon can understand and even enjoy the ways these characters communicate.
On The Seventh Day takes a satirical look at modern religion, using biblical characters in a modern setting. It’s an entertaining and spiritual journey that I am glad I went on with the author. The book is well researched as the author turned, twisted, and re-imagined biblical stories, characters, and references put them in modern settings, which gave the book authenticity.
The book was far more entertaining and even hopeful than I expected and it’s a book that remains in my thoughts long after I read the final words. I received a complimentary copy of this book. The opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
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