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The Branch by Mike Resnick
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Sep 03, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: sf, resnick

Did you know Jesus only met one of the four conditions prophecied by Isaiah? Resnick takes that idea and runs with in.

In 2047, another descendent of the house of David is born, this one meeting all four conditions. He's Jeremiah and he's a two-bit con man. What will happen when the word gets behind him?

I read this on the tail end of a sacrilegous kick a few years ago, right after Christopher Moore's Lamb and the whole of Garth Ennis's Preacher saga. It's an entertaining read. Resnick's writing is really breezy and the plot is well researched. It's easy to see why it was controversial when it was written.
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