A-Z Wednesday (B)


A-ZWEDNESDAY
A-Z Wednesday is hosted by Vicky of Reading at the Beach
To join, here's all you have to do: Go to your stack of books and find one whose title starts with the letter of the week.
Post:
1~ a photo of the book
2~ title and synopsis
3~ link(amazon, barnes and noble etc.).
Be sure to visit other participants to see what book they have posted and leave them a comment. (We all love comments, don't we?) Who knows? You may find your next "favorite" book.

THIS WEEK'S LETTER IS: B
Here is my "A" Title:
 joby
Book of Joby – Mark J. Ferrari 638 pages; published 2007
Ferrari's rather grim debut blends Arthurian legend into the age-old tale of a bet between God and Lucifer. Nine-year-old Joby Peterson has a fairly ordinary childhood until he becomes the focus of the same stupid bet that Lucifer has suggested thousands of times before: if Lucifer can make Joby renounce God, he gets to destroy the earth and remake it his way. God isn't allowed to interfere, but fortunately, his allies, from angels to Merlin, have fewer strictures. Joby grows up miserable and constantly accused of being gay and not man enough when he refuses to physically fight those who goad him. He finds brief respite in the quiet coastal town of Taubolt, the Camelot of his childhood dreams, but soon Joby must leave his haven and return to the struggle for his soul and the fate of the world. This dark fantasy for Left Behind fans achieves its narrow transcendence only at the cost of many pages and many lives.

8 comments :

Vicki said...

I love the Left Behind Series. I think I need to read your review!!!

Thanks for joining this week!

Kim said...

Oh dear--Joby sounds like such a sad book! I will need to go read your review now!
Mine is up too--
*smiles*
Kim

gautami tripathy said...

This sounds good to me. Gota read your review!

Wednesday: Wondrous Words/A-Z wednesday

Book Dragon said...

here's mine

Your book sounds interesting but I hated the Left Behind series (couldn't even finish book one). Is it worth trying this one?

Beth F said...

Thanks for linking to your review -- sounds like a winner -- but long!

Dawn said...

This sounds quite interesting...I may have to check it out sometime. I look forward to seeing your review!

Julie J. said...

This sounds like a good book! I might just have to check it out!

Bryan R. Terry said...

That sounds interesting. I'll have to see if my local library(ies) has it.

Mine is here: http://bryansbookblog.blogspot.com/2009/08/z-wednesday-burnt-offerings.html