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Reviews:
Bronte's Book Club by Kristiana Gregory
Cat and Mouse by Günter Grass
Destination Moon by Georges Remi Hergé
Doctor Who and the Three Doctors by Terrance Dicks
The Egyptian Box by Jane Louise Curry
Explorers on the Moon by Georges Remi Hergé
Fairy Glade and Other Enchanting Stories by Dawn Beaumont-Lane
Firehorn by Robert Reed
Fishing, for Christians by Tim Roux
The Girls by Helen Yglesias
The Glenn Miller Conspiracy by Hunton Downs
Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes
Harriet's Hare by Dick King-Smith
I Spy Fantasy by Jean Marzollo
Land of Black Gold by Georges Remi Hergé
The Motorman's Coat by John Kessel
The Mouse, The Cat and Grandmother's Hat by Nancy Willard
Murder Mysteries by Neil Gaiman
Mysterious Magical Circus Family Kids: The Chocolate Cake Turkey Lip Crumb Trail Mystery Adventure by R. Hawk Starkey
Night Watch by Terry Pratchett
One Bright Star to Guide Them by Mark C. Wright
Poor Puppy by Nick Bruel
The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain
Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary
A Rebel in Time by Harry Harrison
Retrograde Summer by John Varley
The Second Ship by Richard Phillips
The Secret of Platform 13 by Eva Ibbotson
She and I: A Fugue by Michael R. Brown
The Vicar of Nibbleswicke by Roald Dahl
A Walk in the Rainforest by Kristin Joy Pratt
Warrior from Heaven by Kermit Zarley



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5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

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Comments for Fishing, for Christians

Fishing, for ChristiansFishing, For Christians: 07/24/09

Fishing, For Christians by Tim Roux is the fifth book of the "End of the World Sextet" and the only one I've read. It's a "gnostic Christian" look at the Mayan prediction that the world would end and transcend to a higher state.

The novel takes place in multiple locations, some in heaven and the rest on Earth. Instead of an all powerful God in charge, it's the Devil and a committee of deities (old and new). They are scrambling to get the new simplified but perfected Earth ready. Much of the story in heaven is told through committee meetings and reads like the transcripts from a UN session.

On Earth the scenes are choppy and modeled on the typical disaster story tropes. There are characters to follow from all over the world and of course some of them will be hurt or killed before the finale. Unfortunately there are so many characters that none of them stood out or managed to earn my sympathy. It didn't matter what happened to them or to this multi-dimensional Earth.

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