on Feb. 20, 2012 :
Hello Mr. Daley,
Yours is the first book I have read as my introduction to smashwords.
Having an affinity for things humorous, I went to the humor and comedy section. Perusing the titles I noticed one photo cover that had the look of the Bible and I thought, "Ballsy!" Naturally I went for that.
As a short essay parody it had a nice twist, especially the "Forced" beginning, and the thing with the carpenter hanging out with the fishermen, well something wasn't on the level but then, the doctrines of Cods & Effects are quite well known.
You actually have the beginnings of a good idea here. Taking the bible and turning it into something that could be funny and still have a cogent message to tell.
See the works of Christopher Moore for an example.
This needs expansion, it needs depth, it needs more work but mostly, "It Needs To Be DONE!"
I do like the viewpoint of the Publisher being harangued by this guy with this really wild story. Work with these two guys, make them the Cheech & Chong of the Middle East. In fact, imagine a movie with Cheech & Chong playing these two guys and go from there.
I can imagine a scene where Cheech has to cover the execution of this martyr for another publication of his and he runs into Chong at the same event.
"It's absolutely terrible! What they're doing to this poor man is amazing. This is being done in the name of justice? Doesn't it make you sick?"
"Are you Kidding,Man?! This is Totally, Fucking AWESOME!!! I can Use This!!!"
Okay, it's not the Life of Brian!
But I hope you get the idea. Do something 'MOORE' with this!
This is the best review I can give you.
(review of free book)