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From His Perspective

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  40 ratings  ·  27 reviews
You might think you know human history, but you’ve never viewed it From His like a good laugh, right?

In the beginning, there was darkness and The Boss liked the darkness. He'd spent years creating the darkness. He was proud of the darkness. Unfortunately, his assistant Norbert liked to snack while working and had a very sensitive nose. Had he not been i
Kindle Edition, 328 pages
Published July 31st 2019
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Whispering Stories
Apr 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
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From His Perspective is based on a simple structure, it is easy to read and entertaining. It also gave me the feeling that something like this has been done before but that is not necessarily a bad thing.

As a reviewer, one of my biggest concerns is to interest possible readers without giving away the plot. No such fears here because the published synopsis pretty much sums up everything that this book holds: an accident from above, a potted history of the
Mary Yarde
Jan 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing

“It wasn’t a piece of biscuit, just one crumb, that’s all, I promise. One tiny crumb fell into one of the black holes and then there was a bit of an explosion...”

In the beginning, there was darkness, and the Boss liked the darkness. He had spent years creating the darkness. He was very proud of the darkness. But, then Norbert sneezed while eating a biscuit and there was an incident with a size seven tweed slipper which catastrophically ended with a rather large and unexpected big bang. And the d
I received an electronic copy from BooksGoSocial through NetGalley.
An interesting look at creation on through 2019. The earth and its inhabitants were only created through an accidental crumb dropping in a black hole by the Boss's PA Norbert. The rest is history. The story is told from the upper offices overseeing the Factory (Earth). It's a hands off approach much of the time with some adjustments thrown in to improve humanity.
Some moments of biting satire pop off the page. However, there are
Apr 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
Very fun read, quite entertaining and humorous.
Aimee Ann
Feb 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
From His Perspective is a hilarious, dramatic and exciting novel that will keep readers entertained, captivated and laughing from start to finish! Fantasy/humorous reads are my go-to read and even more so when they have a unique twist and From His Perspective certainly has this! Now that I have finished From His Perspective I can honestly write that I haven’t been this captivated by a humorous read in a long time and this is thanks to the sensational author Lisa Keeble who had me smiling from st ...more
Melanie Mole
Dec 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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The book starts out by asking, 'Have you wondered how our World would look from the perspective of one who had a rather large hand in its creation?' My immediate thought was that it would be rather interesting to know. Then, of course, after just a few pages, I was hooked!

The Boss, who was slightly portly which could be in part because of his love of chocolate biscuits, and often with a scowling face, was surprised to find himself in the middle of an explosion. Wanting to know what had happened,
Caroline Price
Aug 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
From His Perspective is the history of the world as you've NEVER read about it before! It turns out that life is one huge accident caused by the nasal problems of the Creator's assistant, Norbert. The Creator was happy with the darkness He had created, He had no plans for anything else but Norbert enjoyed eating whilst working and, unfortunately, when he was inspecting black holes, a sneeze launched a biscuit crumb into the darkness. This caused a massive explosion at the factory (now known as E ...more
Aug 22, 2020 rated it liked it
**I received an e-ARC from NetGalley for an honest review**

In "From His Perspective" we find out exactly how the world was created. To think, it's all because of a stray crumb!

Overall, I found it to be a quick and quirky read, if a little overly padded. The first third of the book was pretty great and rolled along well, but the book definitely slowed down in the middle. I'm glad I stuck with it though, as the ending (set in 2019), was a nice touch. It would be nice to see what The Boss and Norbe
Matilda Scotney
May 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
A funny and entertaining perpective on the creation of humankind by the people who created it. The book contains witty narratives on key events in history with the antics of the humans leaving their creators scratching their heads. The author also pokes a finger at religion and it's influence on society - in fact, human foibles are all in the author's sights. Recommended. ...more
Aug 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
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My Recommendation
From His Perspective written by Lisa Keeble is a charming and humorous read. I feel it is likely to be a quick read for most, if like me, once they read through one time period and see which will be next, they must read it immediately.

Sarcastic at times, thought provoking at all times, this book is sure to please many readers.
Judy Ferrell
Feb 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
History with a laugh

I laughed till I cried. The earth and its history as seen by the creator. It's laugh out loud funny but true history it's just told with a comic turn. I wish I could have learned history this way it would have been a lot more fun.
Vicki Gabow
Feb 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Witty and irreverent in all the right places! A unique perspective on the human condition.
Kate Duff
Dec 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Hilarious and imaginative take on the origins of life in the universe. Well written and highly enjoyable to read. Lisa has wit and a way with words that will have you romping through this book with ease.
Nov 23, 2019 rated it liked it
Why are we here?

Because of a stray breadcrumb, it seems.

Or at least, that's how it is in this book. A look at human history from the perspective of the guy who made us, From His Perspective has a great concept that takes some missteps along the way. The first third is pretty good, as is the last, but I found it slogged a little in the middle and I nearly put it aside. However, I'm glad I kept reading, as the last portion of the book (leading up to current events of of 2019) is really well done
Leyla Johnson
Jul 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A fun read that is really entertaining. Love the history lesson and time warp that happens in the book. Looking at it from the Covid19 advent, one can see something stuffing up with this result.
Love to read more from this author
Mar 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
An amusing tale. *warning: spoilers*

An amusing tale about how the world and humanity really came about.

An accident with a cookie crumb led to the formation of the part of the Factory that we know as Earth and its Moon. The Boss and his PA Norbert, both of them robe and sandal-wearing folk, spend eternity eating cake and cookies and drinking tea while overseeing the various departments that look after the creation and maintenance of everything on the Factory floor, watching as their creations go
Thieving Magpie
Nov 17, 2020 rated it it was ok
The book is an okay-ish read. It's a rather simple book, it is made solely for entertainment purposes and that's noticeable. Based on the cover portrayal, I had expected more of a mix between Greek Mythology and Christian believes, but the book is a complete Christian view.
The humour fell somewhat flat to me and writing didn't manage to lure me into the book. It's simple, as befitting a humorous book, but not very captivating. The characters felt liveless and flat and were altogether rather unl
Michelle Heal
Oct 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
I have just finished From His Perspective, and what a giggle it was. Dismiss everything you think you know about our planet and how we became into being, it's all wrong!!!! Forget the big bang and Darwin, Just blame Norbit and his biscuits, and although the Boss and Norbit keep doing their best to point us humans in the right direction but we pay no attention and just keep messing up our lives and panet, much to their frustration. And don't worry this isn't a preachy or religous book its just a ...more
Jess Frankel
Aug 03, 2020 rated it liked it
Overall, funny, but way too long, too much filler, and a lot of the sight gags were telegraphed. Grammar was hit and miss in some places. Not a bad read, but to this reviewer, it came across as something written by other, better writers.

Had some cute moments, and Norbert is a likeable character, so...there it is.

One read-through was enough, but this was not a keeper for me. Others may like it more, though.
Jenni V.
Dec 31, 2020 rated it liked it
**I received an electronic copy of this book via NetGalley and would like to thank the author and/or publisher for the opportunity to read and honestly review it**

This was a cute read. I loved the perspective of Earth as a factory with employees messing with the ratios/settings to see what sticks. It got a little heavy handed with the messages about religion and America but since I agree with those messages I didn't mind.

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Nov 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun perspective of the world!
Reviewed in the United States on November 4, 2020
I found this to be a very amusing book about the creation of the world and its history from The Boss’s perspective. The characters were funny and the story well written. Definitely tongue-in-cheek reading and a great escape right now! I received a complimentary copy from NetGalley and the publisher and this is my honest opinion
This was an amusing read about Earth being a factory and God being a boss who runs his factory with his hapless employees who are constantly trying to improve and balance their creations.

I would recommend this to anyone who needs a good giggle.
Mar 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing

From the Perspective of the Creator as he watches the world unfold thanks to his inept PA, Norbert. Absolutely hilarious and brilliantly written! A must read!
Sarah Dickinson
Apr 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Funny, engaging, entertaining & well written
River Dixon
Jan 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was a fun read, I enjoyed the author’s wit and the story was engaging.
Laura L
Feb 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book had me giggling from start to finish. the author has a great sense of humour, I’ll be keeping an eye out for anything else that they produce !
Thank you netgalley for the ARC in exchange for my honest review
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Lisa Keeble
Feb 24, 2020 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

From His Perspective is a work of fiction in the comedy sub-genre written for adults by author Lisa Keeble. The work takes a playful look at human history from a top-down view as ‘The Boss’ looks down on the universe with his assistant Norbert. Chapter by chapter, we journey through the creation of Planet Earth and the evolution and development of the human race, all from the comical and inquisitive perspective of our far-off onlookers who feel an incre
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Lisa Keeble was born in the UK many years ago and, from a tender age, she had aspirations to be a writer so, naturally, she grew up to be an accountant. When she realised that spreadsheets really weren't doing it for her any more, she packed her bags and headed off to the South of France. These days she can be found living by the sea where she happily taps away at her computer trying to join rando ...more

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