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The Rupture

4.33 of 5 stars 4.33  ·  rating details  ·  18 ratings  ·  10 reviews
George Carlin meets Richard Dawkins in this satire of The Rapture.

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 young troubleshooter, is dispatched to Earth to forestall a global religious war that is brewing. If he fails, the subsequent
Kindle Edition, 332 pages
Published February 22nd 2010 (first published December 18th 2009)
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George King
Nov 13, 2012 George King rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
“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 world,” I replied without
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 ...more
Rick F.
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 ch ...more
Joel Lacivita
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 ali ...more
Toni M.
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.
fucking brilliant.
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I was a Navy brat, attending 15 different schools before going to college. Two of those schools were in the Panama Canal Zone, where I lived from 1955 to 1957. My stay there provided the source material for my first novel, THE YOUNG BALBOAS, a coming-of-age epic that unfolds in the lush Panamanian jungle.

I taught English literature for thirty-two years in Maryland, where I was cited for producin
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