Magic!Prophecies!Cultists!Demons!...and Oliver?Oliver Kirkle had a normal life until prophecies got in the way.A multitude of cults, each with its own interpretation of the prophecies, think Oliver is their messiah. Unfortunately for Oliver, that's the only thing they agree about...The Reluctant Messiah is a darkly comedic tale about a clueless supposed messiah trying to uMagic!Prophecies!Cultists!Demons!...and Oliver?Oliver Kirkle had a normal life until prophecies got in the way.A multitude of cults, each with its own interpretation of the prophecies, think Oliver is their messiah. Unfortunately for Oliver, that's the only thing they agree about...The Reluctant Messiah is a darkly comedic tale about a clueless supposed messiah trying to understand his true destiny....
|Title||:||The Reluctant Messiah|
|Number of Pages||:||136 Pages|
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The Reluctant Messiah Reviews
I instantly fell in love with Guidon's writing. He reminds me of Douglas Adams or Neil Gaiman. Tackling dark subjects like cults and doomsday prophecies and injecting it with witty banter and a light hearted playfulness. Right away I noticed how well the book flowed from chapter to chapter, guiding the reader through the story with ease. During Oliver's introduction to the story, I actually visualized his budding romance with Bunny as a movie montage. I thought it was a brilliant way of covering the formative years of Oliver's life, giving a glimpse into what makes him tick.I loved the story and can't wait to see where it is going. I only wish it was a little longer, but happy to see book two is out already. I am definitely looking forward to seeing where this story will go.
This is a lot of fun in a Good Omens kind of way. It approximates a style that I normally associate with English authors, and I kept hearing all of the characters' voices with English accents and having to remind myself that this does not take place in London but in some random smallish North American city (I've learned that the author is Canadian). I especially loved... well, quite a bit of it! The opening scene with teenage Bernard discovering the cult and the revelation of his real name, the demon summoning on top of Mount Everest, Oliver's reaction to a big reveal about his wife, Bunny. It's all pretty hilarious and great.Written in third person with alternating POV's in different chapters, I do wish that the fourth of the 4 POV's that we see could have been introduced a little bit sooner, as the other 3 are all male, but apart from the fact that it would have helped us get to know that woman better, this is a quibble. I highly enjoyed the wit and self-awareness of this book as well as its overall structure, apart from the ending, which felt just a little off somehow regardless of whether the book is a standalone or the first in a trilogy (I think it can be read either way).
The is a quirky book about Oliver, an "every man" who suddenly finds he is the messiah and how it changes his life. The book is written with a bit of tongue in cheek humor mixed with magic, demons, and various cults. It is a fun, quick read. I was lucky enough to win this book through GoodReads but I'll definitely buy his next book to see if he can top this one.
This book draws on the spirit of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and manages to be humourous and silly at times, without it taking away from the story as a whole. A very worthwhile read!Definitely interested in seeing what this author does in the future!
dnf...just not feeling this one right now, perhaps it is good, but i can't get interested...think i need a drastic change in what i am reading right now...
A fun story about a boy, a demon and his fate. Lots of humor and good writing. Looking forward to the next one. Very much recommend. :)
great first book! I can't wait to see where he takes us from here!