By Jonathan Goldstein
A hilarious re-imagining of the heroes of the previous testomony for a contemporary world-and the neurotic, challenging reader.
In the beginning...there was once humor.
yes, it's the root for a lot of Western morality and the cornerstone of global literature. yet let's face it: the Bible consistently wanted punching up. Plus, it raised a number of questions smooth international refuses to disregard any further: wouldn't or not it's dull to stay within a whale? How did Joseph clarify Mary's being pregnant to the fellows at paintings? Who precisely used to be the megalomaniacal foreman who oversaw the development of the Tower of Babel? And in truth, what used to be Cain's problem?
In Ladies and gents, the Bible!, Jonathan Goldstein re-imagines and recasts the Bible's maximum heroes with intensity, wit, and snappy discussion. this is often the Bible populated by way of indignant loners, hypochondriacs, and reluctant prophets who worry for his or her sanity. essentially, a Bible that readers can ultimately, certainly relate to.
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He nodded. " "Were you a good cop? " "Good enough, I guess. " She paused. " It felt like an interview. For a loan, or for a job. "They downsized me out of there," he said. " She nodded. "Like a town. If the population gets smaller, the police department gets smaller, too. Something to do with appropriations. " He said nothing. "I live in a very small town," she said. "Echo, south of Pecos, like I told you. It's a lonely place. That's why they named it Echo. Not because it's echoey, like an empty room.
The driver eased his foot off the brake and the Crown Vic crawled forward through the dust. He touched the gas when the Mercedes was still a hundred yards behind him. The Mercedes roared past and the Crown Vic pulled out into the hot blast of its slipstream. The driver straightened the wheel and accelerated. Smiled with his lips hard together. The killing crew was going to work again. The Mercedes driver saw headlights flashing in his mirror and looked again and saw the sedan behind him. Two peaked caps silhouetted in the front seat.
Or maybe hopelessness, or desperation. "It's just that I've dreamed about this for a month," she said. "My last hope. It was a ridiculous plan, I guess, but it's all I had. " He paused a long time. Minutes. He thought back to a pancake house he'd seen in Lubbock, right across the strip from his motel. It had looked pretty good. He could have crossed the street, gone in there, had a big stack with bacon on the side. Lots of syrup. Maybe an egg. He would have come out a half hour after she blew town.
Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bible! by Jonathan Goldstein