The God Virus

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An ancient virus is turning animals into people and people into monsters. Two romantically inclined mutants lead a pack of transforming pilgrims from Miami across Africa to Rome. Their two-fold purpose: stop the cure for the disease that created them, and get the Pope's OK for non-humans to marry. More

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Words: 142,860
Language: English
ISBN: 9781458028808
About J E Murphy

J E Murphy, author, poet, philosopher, credologist, student of natural history, anthropology, sociology, genetics, and politics. Novels include A VIEW FROM A HEIGHT, THE GOD VIRUS, and THE NEXT BUDDHA.

A credologist is a person who studies belief systems. I cannot say I have studied all belief systems, because I am sure there are some I have never heard of, but I have studied most of them. What I can say I have learned from this is that the world is a mystery and nobody knows enough about it to even head off in the direction of an answer. Yet still we demand that everyone else stop and look at our own broken compass.

I have been around the world and have seen how people live and worship in many different countries. I have been to Tibet, China, Nepal, India, half of the countries in Europe, a few in Africa, the Solomon Islands, the Galapagos Islands and parts of South and Central America. What I have learned from these travels is that, at heart, we are all the same; we are all cousins; we all want the same things out of life. As children, our souls are as free as angels, but we grow into the molds that our cultures have shaped for us.

I have always enjoyed most the books that expanded my horizons and showed me new ways to look at the world, a way to discard a broken compass, a way to break the mold of culture and belief. I hope that someday, people will say my books did that for them.

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Review by: Lynn on May 11, 2011 :
The God Virus
J.E. Murphy
Available at Amazon and Smashwords
Sci-Fi ; Fantasy
4 Stars

Miami Florida, mutants, shape shifters, animals speaking as humans and going wild and humans turning into animals. What is happening to the world.

Judeus Rodriguez Hermone, married Miranda Marquesa Garcia who is now know as Santa Miranda. He first found Miranda washed up on a beach still wearing her air tank. At first thought he presumed her dead but at a second glance she was alive. Reviving her through mouth to mouth he now becomes infected what has become known as the Miranda Virus. An ancient virus evolving from the sea beds is now affecting everything living thing, humans and animals. Animals demanding their rights, humans turning into animals, tempers flare, sexual levels escalate and then wane.
On the run now after being kidnapped by agents. Miranda makes her way back to Judeus’s apartment. When the agents come looking for her she has disappeared only to reemerge after they leave. Now a shape shifter she also has infected Judeus cat , Carmina. When Judeus is arrested , Miranda saves him from jail. There is only one problem he now has become like her. There is only one way to stop this virus and return things to normal. Find a cure, to change the world back like it was, but as they soon find out the cure is worse than the virus. Now Judeus and Miranda are on a mission to stop the cure. As they and a group of pilgrim mutants make their way to Rome and the Vatican to see the Pope. They soon find out on their trip that the virus is not limited to just the civilized nations.
When God gave humans dominion over the animals, humans were poor examples. With animal cruelty abounding have they prayed to God and He is taking this dominion back and turning it back to the animals or is this Virus creating a new God.

This is quite an interesting story. I am usually not one for Sci- Fi books but this one did entice me to keep reading. For all Sci-Fi readers out there I feel you will enjoy this book also. Just listen carefully if you thing you hear your dog or cat say something to you. Were they really talking or was it in all your mind. A little different than the first two books of the authors I feel it still rates as an interesting novel, whether one wants to call it Sci Fi or a Fantasy.
(reviewed 9 days after purchase)

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