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Mercury Rises by Robert Kroese
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Sep 16, 2011

it was amazing
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Read from September 13 to 18, 2011 — I own a copy

Don't tell the publisher but I was able to get an Advanced Reader Copy of Mercury Rises even though I'm only in the 80th percentile of Moderately Above-Average Readers. I enjoyed this book just as much, if not more than, Mercury Falls, the first book in what the author promises will at least be a trilogy. The pace is fast and the humor sneaks up on you before you realize it and what you thought were a couple paragraphs of exposition or lines of snappy dialogue turn out to be not only that but a very clever humorous observation concerning either modern theological thought or the state of American popular culture or something altogether smart and/or silly.

Filled with historical, biblical, popular culture, and scientific references along with an array of engaging characters in interesting situations and varied locals, this book keeps you thinking, laughing, snickering, and wondering how Kroese is going to pull it all together in the final chapters and then being happily surprised at how he pulls it off.

Mercury Rises is set to be released October 18th. You can read teaser chapters at Amazon here:

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