The Book of Abraham is presented (in a jokey post-modern way which nobody is expected to believe) as a newly discovered ancient religious text, and there is an introduction describing how the book was discovered, plus numerous scholarly footnotes at the end of each chapter, written by a rather eccentric and opinionated editor. These footnotes (some quite extensive) actually represent a great deal of genuine research in this area, but tend to concentrate on the more bizarre, esoteric, and surreal aspects of how this story has been treated and interpreted throughout history.
The book is highly eclectic in style and content, encompassing low farce, high drama, theological argument, fast-paced action, comic dialogue, explicit sexual content, and scenes of real pathos and tenderness. The format is also most unusual, combining a colloquial narrative with an academic commentary.
The book will appeal to readers who are interested in serious ideas about religion but presented in an amusing and entertaining manner. If you enjoyed Monty Python's "Life of Brian" or Kevin Smith's "Dogma", you know what to expect.