December 31, 2006

Can you Make Intelligent Tribulation Fiction

LaHaye and Jenkins really managed to disappoint towards the end of their well known series, relying too much on prosethylising, superiority and the deus ex machinas of all deus ex machinas constantly interfering (except when womyn were involved). Up until Lucifer's insane evolution rant, I actually had some hope for vindication with the excellent storytelling the first couple of books had.

Tribulation House
(via author, Chris Well's blog Learning Curve) seems to have a good angle and we can only hope it will be executed well.

Mark Hogan has it all. The job. The family. A position on the board at church. All he’s missing is a boat. Not just any boat—a 2008 Bayliner 192.

When Reverend Daniel Glory announces that the Rapture is taking place on October 15 at 5:51am, Hogan does what any red–blooded egomaniac in his situation would do—he borrows a boatload of money from the mob.

No risk...after all, when the Rapture comes, Hogan will be long gone. The mob will never find him.

But what will happen when Jesus fails to come back on schedule?

What indeed... ooh, be prepared for organised crime clashing with organised religion shenanigans and a poor sinner who has to overcome his pride and receive forgiveness before the end of the day.
Readers will be hanging on till the end to find out who’ll be redeemed, who’ll be left behind...and why prophecy can be murder.
I really like that last sentance. Prophecy and blind faith can be murder, or worse if you believe in eternal damnation for your soul. This book seems to do what a lot Christian literature is loathe to do, make a reader question "Holy &'%$! What if I'm wrong." Which will probably lead to this being damned and maybe target of a few book burning gatherings, doubt and blind faith don't get along. Still, that shouldn't ruin a good story.


At Sun. Dec. 31, 11:22:00 pm AEST, Blogger Secret Rapture said...

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