By end of day (as opposed to End of Days), I will finish The Last Testament: A Memoir by God, co-written by David Javerbaum which Simon & Schuster will release November 1st. Javerbaum is a former writer for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and was involved in both Daily Show books, America and Earth. It is, indeed, the Big Guy's memoir. In it He tells us how He has done what He's done (Creation, Noah's Ark, plagues, etc.) and why as well as giving us a glimpse of the future. It is clever, funny, and timely, which I hope won't date the book too quickly.
Of course, there are those who may take offense but they are a singularly humorless lot who are looking to be offended. If that is you, don't read this book and go back to preachy Ziggy cartoons or the Family Circus for your chuckles. I found this book to be more along the lines of Christopher Moore's brilliant Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal. Instead of being profane for the sake of doing so, both authors approached their subjects with considerable respect and knowledge. What comes through on the page is that the authors have done their homework before unleashing their potentially controversial humor and barbed wit on the world.
Here is a book trailer that will give you a good idea of what's inside the book: http://goo.gl/fOf3h
I do hope The Holiest of Holies does a book tour.
In other news, Julian Barnes won the Man Booker Prize last week for his latest novel The Sense of an Ending. I read a novel of his a few years back and found it capable but unrewarding (http://goo.gl/PEyIG). As a result, I'm in no rush to get to his latest though I probably should since it won the Man Booker Prize.
Finally, I have to say that I'm just chuffed to have been spoken of so kindly here: http://goo.gl/6U5Xw
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