I was a little bit apprehensive when I downloaded 'The Dirty Parts of the Bible' to my Kindle. I am no fan of any kind of religious fiction, but the idea of a re-telling of the story of Tobias and Sarah from The Book of Tobias appealed to me. And once I read the following conversation in the first few pages, I was completely hooked onto it.
Jesus: 'I want you to preach.'
Malachi: 'But I don't know how.'
Jesus: 'Go to the seminary.'
Malachi: 'The cemetery?'
Jesus: 'No - the seminary.'
I read the book in one sitting. It was hilarious, thoughtful, imaginative, and at times, slightly provocative. The story really flows well, and the characters are well developed.
That said, there was one thing which nagged my mind. The pace of the story suddenly changes when you are towards the end. Things started happening all of a sudden. It was almost like the feeling you get when you were driving through the pleasant country side and suddenly find yourself in the middle of Autobahn.
That said, a good, funny and thoughtful read.
You can buy the ebook from Amazon for 99 cents.
Or if you are a paperback guy, then you can get it from Createspace.