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What In God's Name (Paperback)
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What In God's Name (Paperback)

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Paperback 176 Pages / Published: 27/06/2013
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From the Sunsets Department and Geyser Regulation to the Department of Miracles, Heaven Inc has the earth covered. Unless someone is away from their desk. And these days, the CEO is kind of disillusioned. God knows he should be keeping an eye on the bad things happening on Earth, but instead he finds himself watching the Church channels on satellite TV. His first priority is the team of angels he's asked to get Lynyrd Skynyrd back together. Downstairs on the office floor, Eliza has been promoted from the Prayers Department to Miracles, and Craig, the only other workaholic in heaven, has to show her around. Eliza is shocked by the casual attitude of many of the angels in her new department. And she's furious when she discovers that God has never looked at, let alone answered, a single prayer. So she storms into God's office and asks Him a question that no one has ever dared to ask before. And it might just be the end of the world.

Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781846688492
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 173 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 13 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS
Truly hilarious -- Eva Wiseman * Observer *
Simon Rich is outrageously, lavishly gifted -- Caitlin Moran
An appealing mixture of subtle and laugh-out-loud funny * Independent on Sunday *
The super-funny Simon Rich . . . a literary romcom . . . Properly laugh-out-loud funny and sweetly charming. You'll be rooting for the angels to save the world * Heat *
A romcom with Armageddon hanging in the balance, it's written with a lightness of touch that makes it a breezy read * Herald *
Like Douglas Adams in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Rich drags heaven down to Earth ... Rich knows how to balance the smart with the funny * New York Times Book Review *
One of the best American comic novels of the past few years -- Michael Schaub * NPR *
Divinely funny * Vanity Fair *
One of the funniest writers in America ... feels like a little love letter to the world * Daily Beast *
Deliciously funny * Kirkus *
Like Kevin Smith's Dogma via Neil Gaiman's Good Omens, it takes a lovingly satirical swipe at religion. * Grazia *

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“Very amusing”

A quirky little tale of God deciding to pack it all in and the two angels who try to save Earth. Which turns out to be more difficult than they imagined.

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12th September 2012
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