‘On The Seventh Day’ by Mark Wilson is a book that is truly different from what I tend to read. This one is rather like Marmite, you will either love or hate it. I am in the love it side. Mark Wilson is a new author to me so I began this book not knowing what to expect. I couldn’t put it down!
God is furious.
He has run out of patience with humans and decided that our time is over.
We’ve had our chance and it’s back to the drawing board.
Mo, and Jay, best friends who’ve screwed up in the past, beg him for one more chance to get the humans back on track. Alongside Mr Saluzar, the head of a global charity foundation, and Nick, The Fallen Angel, they hurtle towards Armageddon and their one chance to prove God wrong. They have seven days to save us.
Well, if you are religious, or easily offended by sexual references and swearing, this may not be the book for you. Mark Wilson has turned religion on its head and God is cast as the one who is pissed of with humans and Mo and Jay (Moses and Jesus, of course!) are given the job to attempt to get people to be nicer to each other while performing the odd miracle or two. This is mainly met with cynicism by the humans they are attempting to save.
A totally unique book that is a satirical take on religion in the 21st century. I have really never read anything like it. For those who can cope with all the above, this is a story that will have you laughing at the irreverence of it all. On the other hand, cut through the humour and underneath it all he has quietly tackled several things that really make you think…and hard.
Thank you to ZooLoo’s Book Tours and Spellbound Books for my copy of the book.