Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Judas: The Last Days by W Maxwell Prince, John Amor (Illustrations)

23241671This is one of those books that you really, really shouldn't read if you don't like a satirical portrayal of your Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. There where scenes in this book that will definitely have a lot of hard core religious people up in arms and still the book was good.

Judas Iscariot (yes, that Judas, the backstabber) is tired of living forever, he just wants to die. It turns out that all the apostles became immortal; they can't die and after spending a couple thousand years waiting for their Messiah to never return, many have descended into madness and hedonism. Apostle Matthew is now a bisexual transvestite, James the Greater is a homeless beggar and James the Lessor is drug addict that can never obtain a true high as it turns out immortals can't get drunk or high.

Well, Judas who has maintained in contact with Matthew, seeks his help to find Jesus; who in this book is portrayed as total douche that just goes around playing with peoples lives. Oh, and here's the kicker, the Messiah everyone has been waiting for, has been here all along designing special drugs for immortals and writing a book about how Judas wasn't really a bad guy. 

Over his many years, Jesus also managed to irrevocably damage Paul and turn him into a total psycho that somehow ends up as President of the United States.

Ultimately, when Judas finally finds Jesus again, Jesus basically impart on him that reality and truth are what you believe them to be. That right there is why I thought the book was great; I felt that that line made the book worth reading. You can ultimately take whatever understanding from the book and hells, it might not even have a message. What do I know?

Rating 5 out of 5

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