Rating: 3 stars
I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway. This is my honest review.
It has taken me a little while to get through this book, and now I find it hard to decide what to rate and how to rate it.
Overall, the stories were well written with beautiful imagery. Some stories really left me with a feeling of shock and awe. I like that in a story. However, I find it hard to really write a review. The Lamb left me with a Holy. Shit. feeling when I was finished reading. I think The Conversation was entertaining. God in this story had a very humorous sense of humor. Podcasting Mercy was probably one of my favorite stories in the book. It was a very intense conversation between a young man just out of prison and a clergyman. The young man had abducted the clergyman, blindfolded him, tied him up and over a bluetooth device, podcasted an entire history of abuse this clergyman inflicted upon numerous little boys.
Whether or not you are religious, you may or may not like this set of stories. I couldn’t really tell if if Ruvinsky is poking fun at religion, or pointing out how religion pops up randomly in people’s lives when they least expect it. Decide for yourselves if you give this book a go.