Angels Versus Virgins

Rated 5.00/5 based on 2 reviews
A young man with a mission: to get himself killed, to subvert the established order in the name of the one true faith. What can come between him and the virgins he has been promised, if not the Angels in his heart? Dark humour lightens this tale of teenage longing taken to the extreme. More
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About Bryan Murphy

Bryan Murphy is a man of Kent, though he comes from a long line of Irish peasants. He has worked as a fruit-picker, kitchen hand, road-sweeper, bar-tender, wages clerk, teacher of English as a foreign language, translator and copy-editor. He recently retired from a job within the United Nations system, and now concentrates on his own words, as a writer and an actor. He divides his time among England, Italy, the wider world and cyberspace.

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Review by: Teresa Tait on April 29, 2015 :
I'm not a big fan of soccer, angels or even virgins for that matter, but the author manages to them interesting as he weaves them into this captivating tale of teenage angst and unlikely redemption. A good, quick read.
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Review by: uaem on Feb. 12, 2015 :
The Church is running England again, but this time not with a rod of iron. Indeed, all faiths are tolerated; the only rule is that you must have one. In Kent, a young man converts to the one true faith (though we are not told which one that is) and sets out to become a martyr for it in order to wake people out of their somnolence. He also expects to be rewarded with ever-willing virgins in the after-life. His antagonist, a world-weary ecclesiastical cop, tries to stop the self-sacrifice through the teenager’s other love, his soccer team, known as the Angels, which is doing unusually well now that the Church runs the nation’s sport, too. This is satire, not horror, and the ending is soft. The main character, Lee Soylent, could do with further development, and I hope Murphy will provide this before his imagined future comes to pass.
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