E Books The Second Coming Many moons ago I read Kill Your Friends and I loved it so I am not sure why it took me so long to read another book by John Niven however I have now and I am very glad that
E-Books The Second Coming Many moons ago I read Kill Your Friends and I loved it, so I am not sure why it took me so long to read another book by John Niven however I have now, and I am very glad that I finally got round to it.If you’re religious, and easily offended, then avoid this book. If you dislike profanity then avoid this book. Conversely, if you enjoy perceptive humour that nails many a sacred cow, and that simultaneously manages to be perceptive, quietly profound, compelling, original, amusing and outrageous then make time for The Second Coming.It's tough being a saint in the city, even when you're the son of God, back again, this time in modern day America, to show humanity how God wants us to behave. That divine message is just two words “Be Nice”. The less you know about the plot the better. I devoured it.5/5. The Second Coming is a Kindle GOD S COMING LOOK BUSY God really is coming, and he is going to be pissed Having left his son in charge, God treated himself to a well earned break around the height of the Renaissance A good time to go fishing He returns in 2011 to find things on earth haven t gone quite to planThe world has been rendered a human toilet genocide starvation people obsessed withGOD S COMING LOOK BUSY God really is coming, and he is going to be pissed Having left his son in charge, God treated himself to a well earned break around the height of the Renaissance A good time to go fishing He returns in 2011 to find things on earth haven t gone quite to planThe world has been rendered a human toilet genocide starvation people obsessed with vacuous celebrity culture and, God points out, there are fucking Christians everywhere God hates Christians There s only one thing for it They re sending the kid back.JC, reborn, is a struggling musician in New York City helping people as best as he can Gathering disciples along the way a motley collection of basket cases, stoners and alcoholics he realises his best chance to win hearts and minds may lie in a TV talent contest American Pop Star is the number one show in America, the unholy creation of English record executive Steven Stelfox a man who s than a match for the Son of God.. Born in Irvine, Ayrshire, Niven read English Literature at Glasgow University, graduating in 1991 with First Class honours For the next ten years, he worked for a variety of record companies, including London Records and Independiente He left the music industry to write full time in 2002 and published his debut novella Music from Big Pink in 2005 Continuum Press The novella was optioned for the screen by CC Films with a script has been written by English playwright Jez Butterworth Niven s breakthrough novel Kill Your Friends is a satire of the music business, based on his brief career in AR, during which he passed up the chance to sign Coldplay and Muse The novel was published by William Heinemann in 2008 and achieved much acclaim, with Word magazine describing it as possibly the best British Novel since Trainspotting It has been translated into seven languages and was a bestseller in Britain and Germany Niven has since published The Amateurs 2009 , The Second Coming 2011 , Cold Hands 2012 and Straight White Male 2013.He also writes original screenplays with writing partner Nick Ball, the younger brother of British TV presenter Zo Ball His journalistic contributions to newspapers and magazines include a monthly column for Q magazine, entitled London Kills Me In 2009 Niven wrote a controversial article for The Independent newspaper where he attacked the media s largely complacent coverage of Michael Jackson s death.Niven lives in Buckinghamshire with his fiancee and infant daughter He has a teenage son from a previous marriage.. Popular Books The Second Coming This book is very, very funny. It is not a literary masterpiece and has lots of flaws. It will also offend many many people. It will particularly offend religious fundamentalists (especially Christian ones) and those who are racist and homophobic. Oh, and if you are offended by swearing and casual drug use, you may also have problems with it. When I say swearing, well it's not the odd damn and blast, just a little stronger. The premise is quite simple God goes for a weeks fishing in the 17th Century and returns in 2011 (heaven time is different). He is distinctly upset at what humanity has done to the earth; genocide, pollution famine and f**king Christians all over the place. God does not like Christians. God's message is very simple Be Nice. This was the commandment he gave Moses, who promptly dumped it and made up 10 of his own. He consults with Jesus, who is playing a guitar with Jimi Hendrix and smoking some very good marijuana (everyone smokes it in heaven). They decide Jesus must return to earth and promote the message Be Nice. Jesus, a struggling musician, turns up in New York with a rag tag band of followers in the form of the despised, homeless, broken. He enters American Idol (run by a very thinly disguised Simon Cowell) and history repeats itself in interesting ways.Don't try to work out the timeline or the plot; there are enough holes to drive several buses through. The book is FUNNY. Especially the first quarter. The descriptions of Hell are gruesome but there are some neat touches; the fate of politicians and investment bankers. Hitler working as a waiter in a jewish restaurant. The fate of the founder of the KKK is particularly inventive. There is underneath it all a very human story about the whole point being Be Nice; nice involving justice, equality and fairness for all; oh, and lots of weed to smoke. This is guarenteed to make most people wince at some point, but the satire is biting. All the fundamentalists end up in hell; the suicides, damaged and lost are of course in heaven; along with the gay community ("God loves fags"). It's a good read and I laughed out loud on several occasions; said ouch, that went too far on others; but mostly it is excellent satire with a very human message.
The Second Coming by William Butler Yeats Poetry Foundation The Second Coming By William Butler Yeats About this Poet William Butler Yeats is widely considered to be one of the greatest poets of the th century He belonged to the Protestant, Anglo Irish minority that had controlled the economic, political, social, and cultural life Second Coming The Second Coming poem The Second Coming by W B Yeats Poems Academy of Among other things, The Second Coming takes its imagery from Yeats s book, A Vision, a zodiac of sorts that he developed with his wife through visitations and automatic writing Yeats claimed that she was often inhabited by spirits who came in order to describe a universal system of cyclical birth, based around a turning gyre. The Second Coming AllAboutGOD The Second Coming is when Jesus Christ will return to earth in fulfillment of His promises and to fulfill the prophecies made about Him Jesus Himself promised, At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and all the nations of the earth will mourn. Yeats s Poetry The Second Coming SparkNotes Second Coming of Jesus Christ a Dichotomy