Years of covering the antics of End Times cults for The Banner, a religious news magazine, have left Christine Temetri not only jaded but seriously questioning her career choice. That is, until she meets Mercury, an anti-establishment angel who's frittering his time away whipping up batches of... show more
Years of covering the antics of End Times cults for The Banner, a religious news magazine, have left Christine Temetri not only jaded but seriously questioning her career choice. That is, until she meets Mercury, an anti-establishment angel who's frittering his time away whipping up batches of Rice Krispy Treats and perfecting his ping-pong backhand instead of doing his job: helping to orchestrate Armageddon. With the end near and angels and demons debating the finer political points of the Apocalypse, Christine and Mercury accidentally foil an attempt to assassinate one Karl Grissom, a thirty-seven-year-old film school dropout about to make his big break as the Antichrist. Now, to save the world, she must negotiate the byzantine bureaucracies of Heaven and Hell and convince the apathetic Mercury to take a stand, all the while putting up with the obnoxious mouth-breathing Antichrist.
Publish date: July 13th 2009
Publisher: St. Culain Press
Pages no: 337
Edition language: English
Series: Mercury Series (#1)
This cleverly funny apocalyptic romp is filled with angels, fallen and faithful, and humans, determined and clueless. The angels, both heaven’s and Satan’s, are great at seeing the big picture but sometimes careless about details, and they are so used to following orders and doing as they are told...
I recommend this philosophically humorous absurdist story that questions all that is organized religion and pokes much fun at bureaucracy. Okay, most of my friends will like it!
A brilliantly silly novel that examines the idea of free will, man's relationship with the divine and the wisdom of redoing your linoleum floor just before the apocalypse. Some readers have compared this hilarious book to Christopher Moore but I think Kroese's writing style screams of Douglas Adams....
Mercury Falls is a novel that is full of surprises. From reading the description, I was not completely sure what I was getting into. Yet after getting a few pages in, I was hooked. The pacing was excellent. And the novel brilliantly examines the idea of free will in a deliciously humorous way. I hav...
This is a fun read -- it has all of Kroese's trademark wit and rhetorical flourishes (found on his excellent blog, Mattress Police, and the book based on the blog) -- plus there's a crazy story about bureaucratic wrangling amongst angels and demons over how the apocalypse will actually proceed. Or I...