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A brilliant comic novel about faith, the media, and making it big in modern America.

“I need a gimmick,” Don Bollinger said. It was the American thing to do—imagine your fame. Like most writers, Don can’t get his novel published. Or pay the rent.

In this sorry state, he watches a lot of TV. Televangelists mostly. Barry Gladwell, in particular, the king of Jesus TV. Don hates
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Paperback, 374 pages
Published June 1st 2012 by Beef and Barley (first published May 22nd 2012)
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Skylar
May 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
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I'm not sure why I kept reading this book, but I'm glad I did. The first half of the book was fine (and more of a serious social critique than comic novel), but the second half goes off the rails into WeirdLand. I even stopped to ask my husband why I was still reading it. But I kept with it, and I'm glad I did because how it all ties together was awesome. My only complaint? The writing is tough. I wish I'd had a Kindle version because of the built-in dictionary, and I'm a person who generally kn ...more
Shawna
Nov 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
This book was a wonderful surprise. Read it with my book club and didn't know what to expect. Found it both really funny and full of depth, both irreverent and reverent. Definitely worth a read! I hope to see it become a series.
Melissa
Jul 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A friend recommended this book and while at first I was skeptical about the religious aspect (not my jam), I am so glad I experienced this story! Erik Simon takes you through a journey of American history populated with humor and beauty with the characters. This is a fast-paced, page turning thriller and I can’t wait to see what’s next with Don Prophet!
Jesse
Jul 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
definitely worth the read for the theme alone, and while some may recoil at the central image of the novel, the theme is a nessecary anodyne for all the religious pain our country suffers. bravo, mr. simon!
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Interesting in so many ways......
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