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The Book of Joby by Mark J. Ferrari
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Feb 25, 2011

really liked it
Read in February, 2008

I kept looking at this one on the shelf at work even though no one bought any copies of it. I picked it up as an 'underdog' kind of choice from among the bestsellers. So maybe that's why I feel a little more attached to it than it maybe deserves...but I did enjoy it.
God and the devil place a bet on the life of a boy named Joby...the bet spanning 30 years of Joby's life while he is beset by demons. I don't want to give anything away, but Ferrari manages to insert Camelot, Eden, archangels, the holy grail...but it still worked for me! Joby brings his curse with him into Eden and watches those he loves suffer and tragedies multiply, until he understands who he really is and who he's really fighting. Quite an epic for a first novel!
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