John J. Niven The Second Coming

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The Second Coming

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The Son of God is back on Earth and starring on American Pop Star.
     God takes a look at the Earth around the time of the Renaissance and everything looks pretty good - so he takes a holiday. In Heaven-time this is just a week's fishing trip, but on Earth several hundred years go by. When God returns, he finds all hell has broken loose: world wars, holocausts, famine, capitalism and Christians. Everywhere. There's only one thing for it. They're sending the kid back.

     JC, reborn, is a struggling musician in New York City, trying to teach the one true commandment: Be Nice! His best chance to win hearts and minds is to enter American Pop Star. But the number one show in America is the unholy creation of a record executive who's more than a match for the Son of God... Steven Stelfox.

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JOHN J. NIVEN was born in Irvine, Ayrshire. He has written for The Times, Independent, Word and FHM among other publications. He is also the author of the novella Music from Big Pink and the novels Kill Your Friends, The Amateurs, The Second Coming and Straight White Male.

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"Believe me, this book is going to cause one almighty stink... Deeply, intelligently satirical. In lesser hands it could easily have become a crass rant. Yet Niven provides hilarious, perceptive entertainment, not at the expense of religion, but at the expense of bigoted, fundamental zealots whether they be Christians, Muslims or whatever... Amazingly, and despite the hipster stance and the brilliantly foul language, The Second Coming is surprisingly on message. Only the truly ignorant will take offence. But then they usually do."
—Henry Sutton, The Mirror, Book of the Week
"
John Niven leads the field with The Second Coming... Father and Son are both West
Coast pothead potty mouths, effing and blinding in a way that is confrontational, tasteless
and blasphemous. And works well, in an entertaining novel... In the midst of it all, there is
compassion, and insight into the way the impulse for truth can lead to dark acts indeed.
Plus, it's bloody funny."
Independent on Sunday

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