God--The Ultimate Autobiography

Jeremy Pascall, Author Salem House Publishers $14.95 (143p) ISBN 978-0-88162-292-8
The ""author'' of this irreverent, good-natured romp is identified as ``God, The Author of All Creation, with Jeremy Pascall, holy ghost.'' Covering mainly the high points of the Old Testament, the Author tells us that Adam and Eve were created primarily to take care of Eden, ``a little piece of Heaven on Earth'' and ``the first ever Garden Center.'' The begetting part got a bit out of hand occasionally, He admits, larking His way through chapters on Noah and Sodom and Gomorrah. In fact, He thinks the procreative act ``too complicated . . . uncomfortable . . . and extremely undignified. . . . Personally, I prefer a nice cup of tea.'' And He confesses that He turns malcontents into cacti, which is how He transformed his holy ghost writer (see Footnote 61). British novelist Pascall obviously did not intend this sunny little book for fundamentalists or those of any faith who take their religion seriously. Illustrated with 40 rather uninspiring cartoons, the book also contains a Bibleography (sic) that lists the soon-to-be-discovered Red Sea Scrolls and The Noah Letters, ``written by Noah and his wife Norah to The Author''; an Addenda (sic): Anchovy, the use of as a cure for bunions. . . . ; an Eratta (sic): ``There are no eratta as The Author does not make mistakes''; and an Erratum: ``Eratta should be spelt errata. The Publisher apologizes for this error.'' (April)
Reviewed on: 04/01/1988
Release date: 04/01/1988
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