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The Book of Neil

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Two billion people on Earth call themselves Christians. A foundation belief among Christians is that Jesus, the Son of God, will again appear in bodily form amongst us. If He returned in this age of consumption, technology, and self-indulgence, what would Jesus need to do to get our attention? What could he do to draw our focus away from reality TV, the internet, and ...more
Hardcover, 230 pages
Published November 16th 2012 by MacAdam/Cage
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Tony
Jul 23, 2014 Tony rated it it was ok
This novella (you can read it in one sitting) is a satirical take on what would happen if the second coming of Jesus happened today, in America. The gimmick is that no one in our narcissistic digital era would take him at face value, and so after months of drifting around the country and being arrested for vagrancy, he stages a bank robbery in order to gain media attention to draw the attention of someone who might actually believe.

The story is told in short sections by the various people he enc
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Nov 14, 2012 Nicole Bonia rated it liked it
Though The Book of Neil suffers from a lack of depth in characterization, the plot moves along at a brisk pace, and it reads more like a screenplay than as a narrative work. While entertaining, Hollon’s novella has room for only the broadest strokes, and it ultimately failed to thoroughly engage or move me. It raises questions that it can’t hope to answer as it builds to its startling, and rather unsatisfying, conclusion.
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Nov 02, 2012 Kevin rated it liked it
An interesting concept with some interesting characters but felt more like a short story than a novel. Didn't quite have the depth to make it past "interesting" for me. And I saw the ending a mile away.
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Jan 27, 2013 Holland Saltsman rated it liked it
What the??? Really enjoyed the first 3/4 of the book, reminded me of another thoughtful book called Joshua many years ago. Then it accelerated and left me quite unsettled at the brisk, jarring conclusion.
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Frank Turner Hollon, a talented author, has works that vary from suspenseful novels, to short stories, to children’s books. Frank Hollon was born on July 24th, 1963 in Huntsville, Alabama. Although born in Alabama, Hollon soon became a Louisiana native when he moved to Slidell, Louisiana, or as he says “the ugliest town in America,” when he was 5 years old. Hollon attended Slidell High School and ...more
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