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10 thoughts on “What in Gods Name

  1. says:

    You know that rom com that s in heavy rotation on that basic cable channel The one with the charming pratfalls and reheated Simpsons jokes and magical ethnic secondary characters who have amusing grammar and exist to help out the hapless...


  2. says:

    Okay, the premise of this book might sound a little cheesy Let s face it, we live in a world where some dopey 4 year old gets brainwashed by his even dopier dad regarding his experience in heaven, and all of a sudden we ve got a runaway bestseller Or some jackoff gets hit by an 18 wheeler and then lets us know what heaven is like, and we decide to buy that one too.It seems a little odd to me that the only people who seem to glimpse heaven are those who have lost 90% of their vital fluids or haven t been breathing for the last couple hours I mean, I get less than 9 hours of sleep in a night and I have all kinds of side effects, but you don t see me writing a book about them Granted, a book about having to crap twice as frequently and getting inexplicable midday boners might not be a page turner, but goddamnit at least it s honest.What In God s Name is about some angels who have a few days to make a miracle happen, otherwise God is planning to destroy the Earth Mostly because he s kind of over it, but also because he s moved on to the idea of running a really kickass Asian F...


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    Drink up The world s about to come to an end.When a story starts off with a God bored by real world events and favoring a kind of spiritual porn, then you know you re in for a ripping good time The end of the world has never seemed so funny as God decides to cash in his chips and leave the table while two Angels bank everything on one last desperate throw of the dice The scramble to save the world by getting two socially inept losers to exchange a kiss gets ever frantic as the clock ticks down the pacing gets faster and the story never flags as the reader flips through each page, reading about the awkward, fat Sam and the nondescript Laura who couldn t manage to be the smart one, the brainy one, the athletic one or the artistic one, to the despair of her well meaning but frustrated parents I found myself racing through this book as I wondered whether the Angels would get these two together, laughing as God tried to...


  4. says:

    The best fictional depiction of God I ve come across since Alanis Morrissette was in that Kevin Smith movie I laughed out loud, which I almost never do, being old and somewhat bitter and stuff Amazing I even stopped watching Pawn Stars so I could finish this Which never happens.


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    Heaven Inc is a big company and God is its CEO He s an ideas man who spends most of his day in his swanky office watching baseball and NASCAR His Angels spend their time arranging miracles where they nudge small details of life to try to make humans end up with happy results They are able to watch any episode of history from multiple angles and therefore spend their time fascinated by the love lives of Americans Africa gets two mentions Nigerian e mail scammers and a Tanzanian farmer whose horse explodes no cities and tractors in Africa , and Asia is a type of food The Angels all speak English but no worries if they want to look at someone in Europe there are subtitles available The technology available to the Angels is that of the present day, although there is a mention that before e mails Heaven ran on faxes So nothing terribly eternal here And God and Heaven are venal.At first, this really grates It feels as though Simon Rich believes he lives in the ultimate country with the ultimate culture and the ultimate technology Sure, he mocks his own society by making God look superficial, but at heart it is still as sense of mock...


  6. says:

    Livro divertid ssimo que trata com muita leveza quest es como livre arb trio, casualidade e as infinitas vari veis que regem nossas vidas humanas s tira social, com dia de erros e acertos , reflex o existencialista tudo isso dentro de ...


  7. says:

    This was an extremely quick, enjoyable read Very funny but with a nice heart sweetness too.


  8. says:

    Celestial powers trying to influence earthly eventsan amusing read.


  9. says:

    Fun book Definitely something different and refreshingly so.What if God just decided he wanted to do something else instead of taking care of humans any longer And what if an Angel made a bet that if he could get two socially awkward, shy people to kiss then God would not destroy the world The characters were entertaining, from bored God to his mostly naked prophet Raoul to the Angels, Craig and Eliza, and my favorites, the Archangel Vince and the human, Raj The will all attempt to save the world, some knowlingly and some not Will any of them succeed Well, that would be telling now, wouldn t it There are two storylines, the angels trying to bring the two humans together and their own interactions Each plot is developed just enough to care about the characters and who doesn t care about the end of the world The Angels have various computer programs that allow them to measure compatability, revisit any moment in history or just a single person s li...


  10. says:

    I first read this book because I was reading all of Simon Rich s short story books I did not realize this was a novel when I picked it up and it did surprise me In a lot of his books he wrights hilarious short stories about God and heaven This novel was almost his nod to all of those He takes a lot of small things from his stories There is one small point about an arc angle who was responsible for a sextuplet birth Overall the story told was funny and original Some parts were told through the the perspectives of the angles trying to stop the end of the world by making two humans fall in love, such was no small feat The rest was told through the eyes of two desperate awkward humans who were both too afraid to make the first move This book was neat perfect except for the fact that it made it hard to tell past, present, and future from one another I recommend this book to anyone who needs something to laugh at and be intrigued with for a long period of time Although if you have strong ...


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What in Gods Name From The Sunsets Department And Geyser Regulation To The Department Of Miracles, Heaven Inc Has The Earth Covered But These Days, The CEO Is Jaded God Knows He Should Be Keeping An Eye On Earthly Disasters, But Instead He S Watching The Church Channels On TV His First Priority Is The Team Of Angels He S Asked To Get Lynyrd Skynyrd Back Together.Meanwhile, Eliza Has Been Promoted From The Prayers Department To Miracles, And Craig, The Only Other Workaholic In Heaven, Has To Show Her Around Eliza Is Shocked By The Casual Attitude Of Many Of The Angels In Her New Department And She S Furious When She Discovers That God Has Never Looked At, Let Alone Answered, A Single Prayer So She Does Something No One Has Ever Done Before, And It Could Be The End Of The World