Mercury Falls

Mercury Falls

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by Robert Kroese
     
 

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Christine Temetri is at her wits’ end. For years she’s covered the increasingly bizarre activities of End Times cults for the Banner, a religious news magazine. Yet Christine, who once dreamed of being a “real” writer, has nothing to show for the gig other than a regular paycheck and serious doubt that Armageddon will occur in time for her next

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Christine Temetri is at her wits’ end. For years she’s covered the increasingly bizarre activities of End Times cults for the Banner, a religious news magazine. Yet Christine, who once dreamed of being a “real” writer, has nothing to show for the gig other than a regular paycheck and serious doubt that Armageddon will occur in time for her next deadline. But after a mysterious man entrusts her with a locked briefcase and orders to “take it to Mercury,” Christine finds herself face-to-face with a ping-pong-playing angel by the name of Galileo Mercury. It seems Mercury was sent from heaven to make preparations for Armageddon, yet became sidetracked by the earthly delights he discovered: Rice Krispy treats, table tennis, and beer, to name just a few. Mercury’s concern for the fate of mankind is middling at best, but he is happy to educate Christine on the details of the elaborate, if poorly organized, calamity to come. When Christine inadvertently saves the Antichrist — an obnoxious, thirtysomething gamer who still lives with his mother — from celestial assassination, she begins an ambitious battle to stop the Apocalypse and save the world. But the heavenly host is nothing if not persistent, and Christine, aided only by an apathetic angel and a reluctant Antichrist, has her work cut out for her. Packed with outrageous characters, Mercury Falls is a viciously funny (and occasionally absurd) morality tale for the twenty-first century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781935597155
Publisher:
AmazonEncore
Publication date:
10/12/2010
Series:
Mercury Series , #1
Pages:
350
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Robert Kroese (pronounced KROO-zee) is a writer and software developer living in Ripon, California. Mercury Falls is his first novel, if you don't count the 30-page novella he wrote in second grade about Captain Bill and his spaceship Thee Eagle. He has also published Antisocial Commentary, a collection of humous essays from his blog at http://mattresspolice.com. Find more information on Mercury Falls and other books by Robert Kroese at: http://mercuryfalls.net. Befriend Robert Kroese on Facebook: http://facebook.com/robkroese Follow Robert Kroese on Twitter: http://twitter.com/robkroese

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Mercury Falls 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
TheKarenJones More than 1 year ago
Plot: An angel and a reporter walk into the Apocalypse. I'm not one to describe a plot or give away details that could derail a reader's enjoyment, so the above single line plot description is all you get here. How can I sum up my impression of Mercury Falls by Rob Kroese? Let's just say - I completely fell. In love that is. This book is a theological romp through the end times where linoleum is evil (we all knew it was) and attache cases hold more than anyone bargained for. It's unabashedly irreverent in all the right places. Heaven, hell and everything in between is deliciously distorted in Kroese's brain and delivered with such wit (and dare I say, wisdom) for the reader's ultimate enjoyment.
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CharityV More than 1 year ago
Mercury is an angel, but he's not that kind of angel. Though charming and quick-witted, he is a bit spoiled and not really a team player. In fact, he's much more interested in playing ping pong and making snowmen than taking any part in the impending Apocalypse. Christine is a reporter, fed up with writing about crazy cults devoted to the end of the world. Just when she finally gets a real assignment, covering a real story, it turns out that the real Apocalypse is on its way and has a role for her. Karl is the Antichrist and a dickweed. Throw in a cast of heavenly bureaucrats and demons, a Harry Potter-like novel that is taking the world by storm, and a race to save the world and Mercury Falls is a nonstop joyride that won't let you stop laughing long enough to realize how terrifying the whole concept really should be. Robert Kroese is one of those authors who writes humor as easily as the rest of us scribble our names. Smart and hilarious, every page is highly quotable and fun to read over and over again. If you loved Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett's Good Omens, but wished it took place mostly in California without all those pesky horsemen, Mercury Falls is for you.
ccourtland More than 1 year ago
I recommend this philosophically humorous absurdist story that questions all that is organized religion and pokes much fun at bureaucracy. Okay, most of my friends will like it!