The Rupture

The Rupture Since the attacks the Earth has been watched closely by a technologically advanced race living on the planet Rehtom in the Alpha Centauri system In Revillug a brilliant and witty young tr

  • Title: The Rupture
  • Author: George C. King
  • ISBN: 9781450013512
  • Page: 419
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Since the 9 11 attacks, the Earth has been watched closely by a technologically advanced race living on the planet Rehtom in the Alpha Centauri system In 2017, Revillug, a brilliant and witty young troubleshooter, is dispatched to Earth to forestall a global religious war that is brewing If he fails, the subsequent planetary holocaust will endanger a large sector of theSince the 9 11 attacks, the Earth has been watched closely by a technologically advanced race living on the planet Rehtom in the Alpha Centauri system In 2017, Revillug, a brilliant and witty young troubleshooter, is dispatched to Earth to forestall a global religious war that is brewing If he fails, the subsequent planetary holocaust will endanger a large sector of the Milky Way Galaxy He seeks refuge with Benjamin Starr, 70, and his granddaughter, Mary, 21, who live in Sarasota, Florida Because he has secretly prayed for an alien to intervene in the affairs of Earth, Ben has been chosen to engage in time travel He can return to any moment in his life and relive the past, changing it if he wishes Revillug, now posing as Jason Christopher, doesn t tell Ben that the fate of the entire human race may rest on the choices he makes As time is running out, will Jason simply destroy humanity and save the galaxy, or perform stand up comedy in the hope of inciting a revolt against religion Not only that, there s something about MaryE RUPTURE is the author s fourth novel since retiring to Sarasota in 2000 Other books by George C King are THE YOUNG BALBOAS, SIXTY IN SARASOTA, and SEXY IN SARASOTA They are available at , barnesnoble, xlibris, and Circle Books in Sarasota.

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    1. “How come you don’t have a big, bald head and green skin?” he said finally. “That would’ve been the Dogdribians on the fourth planet from Sirius. My skin is actually blue, but I’ve dyed it so I can fit in here.” I could see his eyebrows shoot up as he absorbed these morsels of information. “Okay, let me see if I’ve got the story straight. You’re an extraterrestrial who’s come to answer my prayers. And what would those be?” he said, testing me. “You want me to save your [...]

    2. People with open minds and a well-developped sense of humor should truly have a great time reading this book. There is never a dull moment. In fact there are several hilarious moments! But the book provides food for thought as well and could provoke curiosity among certain readers to further study the origins of religions and religious beliefs. Not a book for devout Christians, I'm afraid.

    3. Well Done. These are preliminary thoughts having just finished the book. Endeavoring to balance my five star enthusiasm for smacking the end times, jihad and the rest of it into another dimension well away from mine with an level appraisal of the book itself along side the other heavy hitters of speculative fiction. I think the author has at least earned a shot at the big leagues here. I can say that it delivers on the promotional description, all the details line up by the time it is done, ther [...]

    4. This was the Kindle edition. Only one noticeable stray character.[Sighs] Comedy is hard. A lot of it is in the timing. Writing and performing a stand-up routine takes cojones; writing about a stand-up routine is just about pointless. George Carlin got away with hosing religion because he established himself over years as an irreverent funnyman. I'd laugh at about anything he said. His Football vs. Baseball routine seems to be on every time I fly Delta and it's funny every time I hear it (and I s [...]

    5. The plot of THE RUPTURE, a brilliant new satire by George C. King is"In 2017, Revillug, a brilliant young troubleshooter, is dispatched to Earth to forestall a global religious war that is brewing" This is merely the canvas that, in the hands of a very skilled technician like Mr. King, forms the basis of a laugh out-loud delightfully devious novel! The action takes place in Sarasota, FL- a place Mr King knows well as he is a resident- yet this Sarasota is one full of original and intriguing char [...]

    6. An alien, from outer space, comes to warn earthlings that their continued allegiance to organized religion will only lead to their self destruction. A twist on the rapture, “The Rupture” gives a humorous, yet enlightening look at what could happen if religious fanaticism is left unchecked. King uses his gift for flowing prose and sharp edged diction, to tell a story that will touch the nerves of the agnostic and the push the buttons of the believer. I especially liked the comedy routines the [...]

    7. At one point while reading this book, I was thinking I would rate it 5 stars. My problems were that the overnight success of the comedy as I saw it in my head was not plausible. It wasn't that great. And then the very ending with Jason following the orders of the protesters was just unneeded. Otherwise, I thought it was a great in-your-face response to religious wack-a-dos around the world.

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