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The Adventures of Jesus Christ, Boy Detective

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Trapped in the body of boy detective extraordinaire Timmy Hightower, Jesus Christ is forced by his father to solve mysteries no mortal should ever solve. With the help of Timmy's uncle, a fourth generation circus knife thrower/acquitted serial killer Leopold Franz, they search for answers and for a way home.
Paperback, 281 pages
Published July 15th 2016 by Pelekinesis
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Linda Munro
Jul 06, 2016 rated it liked it
I received this book via a goodreads giveaway.

This is quite an unusual book. The author admits that he is an accomplished magazine writer of fiction, that would be basically what you are reading; a magazine serial. This book lacks the great descriptors of a normal novel, it simply moves from one segment to the next without giving you the bits & pieces that would make it an awesome book. Please understand, that was not to say I did not like the concept.

God has condemned Jesus to live within
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Steve Wiggins
Apr 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
The premise of the book is genius. Jesus, reincarnated as a boy detective, battles evil on the earthly plane while his father worries about his image in heaven. There's plenty here that might offend some, but Jesus himself is treated respectfully as Timmy Hightower, who solves crimes that baffle the local PD.

The book does have an unusual overall layout. The first half is an extended case of a card-playing devil being defeated, but this is followed by several vignettes, mostly in chronological or
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Michael
May 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The Adventures of Jesus Christ, Boy Detective

It’s disingenuous to begin a book like J. Bradley’s The Adventures of Jesus Christ, Boy Detective and not expect to wallow in irreverence, so don’t read it if your religious feathers are easily fluffed. Mine are not, so I enjoyed this tale, especially because it works at two levels, one at an unexpected depth, raising incisive questions about our society’s love affair with violence and how it is justified by faith, belief in the unproven and unprovabl
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Paula Lyle
Aug 19, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
I love weird and this started out great. Unfortunately, by the end it was just confusing. Characters with multiple names, weird violence, and a structure that starts and stops without warning had me going back and forth just trying to figure out who was doing something. Still very creative and interesting.
Stephen
Apr 21, 2018 rated it did not like it
Great concept, poor execution.
Kay
Jan 07, 2017 added it
A sophisicated story, and I think a lot of it may have gone over my head. Could have used a good, dedicated book group to study this one with. Liked the premise, though.
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J. Bradley is a writer based out of Orlando, FL. His chapbook, Neil, won Five [Quarterly]'s 2015 e-Chapbook Contest for Fiction. He runs the Central Florida based reading series/chapbook publisher There Will Be Words and lives at iheartfailure.net.