What if God would decide to send another time Jesus back to Earth? Back from an holiday of two weeks (equivalent to about four-five hundreds years on Earth) he passed relaxing and go fishing, God is back to work and he discovered that everything on Earth is going to shit. When he left to take a break, on Earth it was during the period on Renaissance, and standing at his parameters everything was going fine, but what happened during the last hundreds of years really make him angry. He thought about eventually to destroy and rebuild everything from the start, but it required a lot of time and he didn't want to stay alone watching trilobites waiting for the evolution of the mankind or to stay sit looking the Bronze Age in which the main form of entertainment was... bronze! On the other hand he that the mankind made also a lot of good things, so he just had to admit that they simply didn't understand at all his messages. Many guilties were actually committed by Moses. He wrote himself a lot of stupid rules, while God told him to spread to the humanity just one message: 'Be Nice'. So in the end he decided it is time to send another time back on Earth his kid, 'that little bastard' of Jesus, who appearently he's not enthusiast about this solution, also because he remembered well how things went the other time, but he of course had to accept the willing on his father. When he get back on Earth, grown up in a small town of the USA, he finally took residence in New York City, when he passed his time playing with his rock indie band and helping every people he met, trying to spread the message, 'Be Nice'. One day, it came the opportunity for him to partecipate to a popoular talent show on TV. He wasn't so convicted to take part to it, but in the end he decided that it was a great occasion to spread his message, to he took it. He became popoular, the most popoular man in the United States of America and he got a contract to make an album with an important label. In the meanwhile he also granted a lot of money and he started an his own community when he accepted all the kind of people, but of course also this time everything didn't go so easy as the previous. A fiction novel that I found much more funny and of good entertainment than rich of ethical or moral contents (noone of them are contained in this book and this is good in my opinion) or trying ot make a concrete analysis of the US and the Western world situation. Jesus appears like he is exactly Kurt Cobain, a confontation myself made a lot of time and that I could understand if it is also made by John Niven, than on the other hand it's born in 1972 and he's passionate about rock music, so... But I also thought about Jonestown, the religious community of the People's Temple Agricultural Project, founded by the reverend Jim Jones. A story that ended in blood and madness. No confrontation is able about the Jesus of John Niven and Jim Jones, but who knows if the author thought, writing the novel, also about that fucking crazy Reverend and other similar religious realities in the USA. Possibly yes, probably not. On the other hand he isn't from the USA, but he is scottish, a reality far different from the one of that fucking big crazy country.
Non male, seppur inizialmente spinto e blasfemo (e chissenefrega aggiungerei). Divertente e verosimile (se oggi gesù tornasse lo crederebbero tutti pazzo), bella la critica alla chiesa e alla figura del cristiano tradizionale. Impagabili le scene all'inferno...Continua
Finalmente mi sono deciso a leggere questo libro, che era un po' che stava prendendo polvere sul comodino: L'ho divorato, e adesso la domanda sorge spontanea: Perché ho aspettato tanto??? Gesù che si fa le canne e suona la chitarra con Jimi Hendrix?? In Paradiso??? Come ho potuto perdermelo???...Continua
Dopo una settimana di ferie (cinque secoli nostri), Dio scopre che sulla Terra è un disastro. Del comandamento “Fate i bravi” non c’è più traccia! Gesù, easy going, s’è perso a suonare con l’amico Jimi (Hendrix), tra un spinello e una bevuta . Dopo un esilarante brain storming con gli apostoli e una consultazione con il Diavolo (imperdibile la discesa al bar degli Inferi!), Dio decide di rispedire il suo recalcitrante figliolo sulla Terra. JC ( Jesus Christ) vive tra sballati e drop out e con la sua band riesce a partecipare ad una sorta di X Factor (suona da Dio, chiaro!), un bel palcoscenico per far arrivare a tutti il suo messaggio (okkio: quello vero!). Vicenda divertente, irriverente, ironica e un po’ pulp-trash, ma JC su consumismo, capitalismo e pregiudizi ha le idee chiare, non tanto diverso da quelle di duemila anni fa. Dovesse davvero tornare, sarebbe proprio così: Hippy Easter a tutti!...Continua