Tuesday, July 7, 2015

The End of the World is Rye

TITLE: The End of the World is Rye
AUTHOR: Brett Cottrell
PUBLISHER: Rosarium Publishing
PUBLISHED DATE: June 1, 2015

FROM GOODREADS: Well, if you were a rogue angel, you might just cause the Apocalypse. And it looks like that's just what he's about to do when he lands in a polygamist cult in Utah. So, now it's up to the rest of God's divine posse, including Jesus and Lucifer, to save all of existence from certain destruction.

The End of the World is Rye takes you on a provocative, celestial roller coaster ride that will have you laughing on the edge of your seat all the way to the gates of hell.

MY THOUGHTS: Overall I would have to admit this book probably wasn't for me. I'll even admit that I chose it from Netgalley because the cover pic reminded me of Daryl from The Walking Dead. Looking at it now I know that was a stretch but what can I say, the new season doesn't start until October and I am going through withdrawal. 

Basically this book is best summed up as religious and political satire. Insanity has escaped Jesus' hold on him and is causing havoc somewhere in 1978, all the while looking for the perfect sandwich makers. Several of God's servants/personalities, such as The Muse, Contradiction, Leviticus and Satan assist in locating him, and while doing so, unleash 3 of the 4 Horses of the Apocalypse. I doubt I am able to sum it up much better than that, so I won't even try.

I enjoyed that the book was a fresh concept and unlike the books I usually read. I also really enjoy a "weird" book from time to time, and this definitely fit the bill. It was a rather short book, which I thought meant I would finish it quickly, but it took me some time to slough through it. 

The book was rather wordy and at times, the author rambled on and on about matters I didn't really find interesting. Also, I am sure the book would offend some, but not me. I don't know that I would recommend this book to many, but I believe there is a market out there for it somewhere.

Disclaimer: I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.


COYER SCAVENGER HUNT #38 - Read a book with a man fully clothed on the cover.

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