Fiction

  • ISBN 9781846688492
  • 27/06/2013
  • 176p
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What In God's Name

How can you help mankind, when they won't help themselves? Welcome to Heaven Inc, and Craig's life.

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.

About the Author

Simon Rich is a graduate of Harvard University, where he was president of The Harvard Lampoon. Shortly after graduation he became a writer for Saturday Night Live and he's now working on a film for Pixar. He lives in California.

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 inThe Hitchhiker's Guide to the GalaxyRich 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'sDogmavia Neil Gaiman'sGood Omens, it takes a lovingly satirical swipe at religion.', Grazia


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