Sunday, April 26, 2009

Book Review: A Kiss Before the Apocalypse

Title: A Kiss Before the Apocalypse
Author: Thomas E. Sniegoski
Rating: ***1/2
Tags: paranormal, thriller, fiction, series, angels, private eyes

Remy Chandler was once the angel Remiel, and he is still, unless he suppresses his angel nature. After the war in Heaven where Angels fought and killed each other, Remy left to live among humans. In the 1950s he became a private eye in Boston, and met the love of his life and married her. Now Madeleine is ill. Meanwhile odd things are happening, mainly that people stop dying, worldwide, no matter how ill or injured they are.

Sniegoski's world is pretty interesting, with pretty good characters and plot. But maybe I'm just growing too old, or maybe watching enough of The Daily Show makes me think more critically and makes it harder for me to suspend my disbelief. It's just that the whole break the seals and the Apocalypse comes thang has not only been done, it never made a whole lot of sense while also saying there's an all-knowing, all-powerful, all-loving God on the Throne of Heaven. All those things just can't be true.

Anyway, I liked it well enough to read the second one in ther series.

Publication Roc Trade (2008), Paperback
Publication date 2008

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