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In the War Between the Christians and the Atheists,
They’ve Got the Numbers -- But We’ve Got the Brains.
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An Atheist Fairy Tale
Move Over Jesus is an atheist fairy tale that pays homage to Voltaire and Vidal, Christopher Hitchens and Richard Dawkins, Jon Stewart and Jon Oliver, Bill Maher and all the others of their militant atheist ilk. No doubt, it falls short of their greatness. Regardless, it is first rate speculative satire, (Probably written for TV, repackaged here is my guess, The Young Pope probably beat them to it) dark, disturbing, urban, fun to read, pure escapist pap. But I defy you not to love Suzze Osmond, a heroine for our times.
Where is the New Atheist Fiction? you ask. You just found it.
...a strong female heroine who is on her way to becoming a militant atheist. It’s a character arc that I’ve never encountered. If Christopher Hitchens is looking down from heaven (or up from hell?), he’d be proud.
Could this silly bit of fluff and puff, this slap-stick comedy serve up and address real moral and ethical questions and then honestly and cleverly answer them? ...hints of Voltaire and Vidal, Tom Robbins and Tom Wolfe. I say give it a try.
Love the humor, love the cleverness, love the developing story, love the War on Christianity theme.
An atheist manifesto
Quirky Crazy Weird True
Suzze Osmond reads like a TV series which I think the writers wanted since they call it Season One and the chapters are described as scenes. It is fast-paced, witty, and completely off the wall but it’s a heck of a ride, thoroughly enjoyable.
Surreal, metaphysical, bizarre, irreverent and oddly poetic
--Episode One Verified Purchase Reviews--
...the work of smart writers who have done their homework in crafting zippy dialog and a fast-paced narrative in a complex, layered plot.
...definitely on par with the style of a favorite author of mine, Chuck Palahniuk of Fight Club fame. I have a particular distaste for televangelists, and receive a sick pleasure from the role they've undertaken in this story.
...Susie grabbed me. Perhaps it was her final angry confrontation with her toilet butler or Mathew, her angelic mini me statue...Susie's delusions, her cynical but realistic assessment of her predicament, her gritty realization that all she wanted was to be home setting on a park bench, with or without disciples at her feet...it all suddenly became a story that I need to see to the end.
A superbly written story whose time has come. Entertaining, thought-provoking, captivating and mystical...
Superstar televangelist Suzze Osmond has fallen from grace.
Gone down market. Big time.
Nothing sexual. Nor financial.
None of the usual foibles that befall the high and mighty when they crash and burn. Coming down is a bitch and as best she can figure, God himself is out to get her. For a while, she’s content to hide out in her empty mansion with only a disapproving angel and an argumentative commode for company. But the answers to what happened, and why, are on the outside. Thus begins Suzze’s quest as she treks, half naked and barefoot across recession-racked America, squatting behind dumpsters and slinking down deserted streets, hanging out in paradise and motivating the multitudes – all while struggling to keep her irritable bowel syndrome at bay.
Funny, Perverse, Magical – Suzze Osmond Ex-Christian is a panoramic story ripped from the headlines and told in the context of an America changing too fast for mere mortals to keep up, or understand.
bound: 346 pages
publisher: Graham & Swaggart Pub. (March 7, 2017)
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