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Paradise: A Divine Comedy (Jamie's Myth #1)

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You think you've got problems.
My favourite Afghan restaurant closed down. My girlfriend left.
A bad-tempered lawyer named Keziah crashed her car into mine. And we couldn't even die properly.
Paradise turned out to be a cage in the heavens where evil spirits market-tested new temptations, where everyone could see our memories, and where we were stuck forever.
A snake with
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Paperback, 288 pages
Published June 21st 2010 by Glenn Myers
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Glenn Myers
May 13, 2011 Glenn Myers rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Loved it, but then I wrote it... I think I am writing this in the wrong part of Goodreads
David King
Review originally posted on my Blog: Books & Things

Paradise - A Divine Comedy by Glenn Myers is a comic fantasy novel, written in a manner that is reminiscent of many British comic authors such as Robert Rankin, Terry Pratchett or Douglas Adams.

The story itself is set a round web designer Jamie and criminal lawyer Keziah who, after being involved in a car crash, end up heading to the afterlife together. Once there, they get captured by some spirits who seem intent on forcing them to live in
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Katie Webb
Dec 08, 2011 Katie Webb rated it really liked it
Shelves: dystopia, fantasy
I also won Paradise in the goodreads competition...and I am really glad that I did. I didn't love the first chapter since it threw a bit too much weird at you all at once (penguins which pull your soul around are an example). After that, the story got going and was really enjoyable! Sometimes you want to hit the main character on the back of the head and tell him to stop being a wuss, but how would you react if you had to build a paradise controlled by some used-car-salesman-style gods? If you l ...more
Jeannette M
Dec 01, 2011 Jeannette M rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction, first-reads
I won this book from this site and absolutely loved it. A hysterical surrealist take on what is out there after life on earth, or next to life on earth, or simultaneous with life on earth, or whatever. A story of Gods in kilts, crystal clear memories, and walls made of our pixelated fears. Delightful.
Laura Simpson
Jan 29, 2012 Laura Simpson rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
The beginning was rather confusing but as you go on into the book their is something that keeps making you read on, I wasn't to happy with the ending as it was rather confusing and I feel so much more could of been done with it. I love the imagination within this books, with dumbo and the pengumb - hope i have spelt that right!
Ruth Harding
Dec 13, 2014 Ruth Harding rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed reading Paradise. I loved the characters, especially the relationship (or not) between Jamie and Keziah. The plot was great and I even laughed out loud at points. I would recommend reading Paradise.
Stewartc85
Feb 04, 2015 Stewartc85 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So hilariously funny! I've already started reading the next one. I would highly recommend this to just about anyone.

... how has this not got more reviews?!
Dick Davies
Apr 23, 2012 Dick Davies rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book! Sure it was wierd - but it was fun, made me laugh, made me want to try afghan food, made me think.

Plus pink floyd got a mention.
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interesting idea but kinda fell flat. would not recommend
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Author of comic fiction novels:
Paradise (2010)
The Wheels of the World (2012).

Likes to use comedy and fantasy to explore the unseen worlds inside us and all around us...

Studied Physics (BSc) at King's College, University of London, and Cross-Cultural Studies (MA) at Fuller Seminary, Pasadena CA.

Full-time writer since leaving college in 1983.

Works for an NGO and has written many non-fiction titles a
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