The Messiah Game: A Comedy of Terrors-Part Two: The Messiah Emerges

The Messiah Game: A Comedy of Terrors-Part Two: The Messiah Emerges

by Tom Flynn
     
 

Part two of this stark novel continues in a postapocalyptic society as Arn Parek, a simple, psychic con man, begins to buy into his own toxic beliefs and inflated ego. He becomes a messianic figure who uses his followers’ devotion to prey upon the rest of society. A parallel tale chronicles the exploitation of the planet’s inhabitants by a voyeuristic

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Overview

Part two of this stark novel continues in a postapocalyptic society as Arn Parek, a simple, psychic con man, begins to buy into his own toxic beliefs and inflated ego. He becomes a messianic figure who uses his followers’ devotion to prey upon the rest of society. A parallel tale chronicles the exploitation of the planet’s inhabitants by a voyeuristic galactic civilization and its religion’s interference in its affairs. The female journalists, through whom the story is told, record the misery of the planet’s inhabitants, the psychology of their gullibility, and the details of Arn Parek’s systemic tricks and scams.

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"Delightful, brilliant, and in my 'top ten' of all time! Read it!"  —Humanist in Canada

"The twining yarns of the multiple plots weave seductively and the reader cares about the characters and their conditions."  —San Diego Union-Tribune

"Delightful, entertaining reading."  —The Ulster Humanist

"Endlessly thought-provoking. Tremendous fun. Conceptually challenging. Moving. Impassioned. Richly written. Deliciously imaginative."  —Infinity Plus

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781937276317
Publisher:
See Sharp Press
Publication date:
09/01/2012
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Tom Flynn is the editor of Free Inquiry magazine, executive director of the Center for Inquiry, founding coeditor of Secular Humanist Bulletin, director of the Robert Green Ingersoll Birthplace Museum, and coauthor of The New Encyclopedia of Unbelief. He lives in Buffalo, New York.

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