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Last God Standing
“Michael Boatman writes like a visitor from hell. Someone out on short term leave for bad behavior. I love this stuff. He’s one of the new, and more than promising, writers making his mark, and a dark and wonderful mark it is.”
– Joe R Lansdale
When God decides to quit and join the human race to see what all the fuss is about, all Hell breaks loose. Sensing his abdication, the other defunct gods of Earth’s vanquished pantheons want a piece of the action that he abandoned. Meanwhile, the newly-humanized deity must discover the whereabouts and intentions of the similarly reincarnated Lucifer, and block the ascension of a murderous new God. How is he ever going to make it as a stand-up comedian with all of this going on…?
The Ultimate in Divine Comedy…
File Under: Fantasy [ Gods Behaving Badly | Power Struggle | The Way He Tells ’Em | Simply Devine ]
Creator. Supreme being. Stand-up comic…?!
When God decides to quit and join the human race to see what all the fuss is about, all Hell breaks loose.
Sensing his abdication, the other defunct gods of Earth’s vanquished pantheons want a piece of the action He abandoned.
Meanwhile, the newly-humanised deity must discover the whereabouts and intentions of the similarly reincarnated Lucifer, and block the ascension of a murderous new God.
How is he ever going to make it as a stand-up comedian with all of this going on..?
|Cover Art||Chris Moore @ Artist Partners|
25th March 2014 | 9780857663962 | Epub & Mobi | RRP £5.49 / US$6.99
25th March 2014 | 9780857663955 | Massmarket Paperback | RRP US$7.99 / CAN$9.99
3rd April 2014 | 9780857663948 | Paperback | RRP £8.99
|Goodreads URL||Discuss and Review Last God Standing|
“Reading this book was definitely an interesting experience. If you are a someone who likes to read about gods, gods fighting, zombies, parallel worlds, voodoo and so forth, this is definitely a book for you.”
– Open Book Society
“For me, Last God Standing was an enjoyable book which, while not being perfect, marks Boatman as an interesting author with a huge potential. It’ll be interesting seeing where he goes next. One thing is certain – I’m sure it’ll be mad as hell.”
“I really could not put this novel down. Not for the internal questions that arise out of religious processes or the characters or the story line but it was just plane funny. I love sarcastic wit and Lando does a great job delivering. I look forward to more from this author and perhaps more challenging discussions.”
– Koeur’s Book Reviews
“There is, needless to say, quite a lot going on but it is to the author’s credit that at no point does it feel rushed or crammed. There are moments that will make you chuckle, touching moments and one’s to make you laugh out loud (the restaurant scene with his girlfriend and her family is a work of comedy genius in my opinion). The other plus for me is that although the main character is God the book itself is not overly religious or preachy – just a good fun read that I will happily recommend to anyone.”
– Andy Angel
“In all honesty, I don’t think this book will be for everyone, but if you enjoy a bit of comedy, a bit of divinity, a bit of gratuitous carnage and some general silliness in your reading, I would recommend giving this one a go.”
– The Book Shelf Gargoyle
“It’s a fun read and God is relatable for the first time. He’s a young man in love, wanting to follow his dream and just once make his parents proud.”
– Elizabeth Amber Love (Goodreads)
“To put yourself in the mind of God is an audacious effort by Boatman and it could easily have crashed and burned. Thankfully he has the talent to pull it off with aplomb. Last God Standing is a brilliant book. I’m looking forward to anything else he writes.”
– Paper Blog