Fishing, 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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books | fiction | Tim Roux | 2008