Good to Be God

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A darkly hilarious tale of a perennially unlucky man who, in anything-goes Miami, commits to the ultimate stolen identity scheme—playing God
 
Using the credit card and identity of a handcuff salesman, professional failure Tyndale Corbett arrives in Miami for a law enforcement conference to discover the joys of luxury hotels and above all the delight of being someone else, someone successful. Feeling his previous lack of ...
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Overview


A darkly hilarious tale of a perennially unlucky man who, in anything-goes Miami, commits to the ultimate stolen identity scheme—playing God
 
Using the credit card and identity of a handcuff salesman, professional failure Tyndale Corbett arrives in Miami for a law enforcement conference to discover the joys of luxury hotels and above all the delight of being someone else, someone successful. Feeling his previous lack of success might be due to insufficient ambition, Tyndale decides on a new money-making scheme. He will up the ante substantially and exponentially, and pretend to be someone really important and successful—God. His mission to convince the citizenry of Miami that he is, despite appearances, the Supreme Being, results in him taking over the Church of the Heavily Armed Christ. His duties there involve him in forming a private army, hiring call girls, trafficking coke, issuing death threats, beating off church-jackers, and sorting out as almightily as possible various problems his parishioners are having with pets. All the while he is working on his grand project, the clincher miracle—dying and coming back to life.
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"Brutal, dazzling and clever."  —Independent

"Wry and witty and laugh-out-loud funny, the book is sure to be a hit with fans of offbeat comedies."  —Booklist

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781846880841
  • Publisher: Alma Books
  • Publication date: 4/1/2012
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,267,380
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author


Tibor Fischer is a novelist and short story writer whose works include The Thought Gang; Under the Frog, for which he was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and won a Betty Trask Award; and Voyage to the End of the Room. In 1993 he was selected as one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists.
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