“Job: A Comedy of Justice”

Published in 1984  Job: A Comedy of Justice takes its name from the book of JOB in the old testament it is essentially a satire of American Evangelical Christianity. The main character Alex meets a danish cruise ship hostess ( Margrethe) and together they experience a series of random world changes. They find themselves in parallel universes normally with only the clothes on their back (and sometimes not even that). They work there way slowly from Mexico to Kansas and as they near there destination are separated by the Rapture (  the rapture refers to the controversial “predicted” end time event when all Christian believers—living and resurrected dead—will rise into the sky and join Christ for eternity) . Alex can not bear to be without Margethe and descends to hell to look for her.

An interesting read although I must admit I came close to giving up on it.



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