The Second Coming: A Love Story- by Scott Pinsker

second comingEvery once in a while, I have the opportunity to review a book by a new author.  Such was the case with Scott Pinsker’s The Second Coming: A Love Story.  Reasonably familiar with the traditional Western view of Christ and Christianity, I was intrigued by the twists Pinsker’s book promised.  This was the general synopsis I was provided:

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To Rise Again at a Decent Hour- by: Joshua Ferris

to rise again at a decent hourAs I believe I have mentioned, most of the books I read were recommended to me by trusted literary friends.  Sometimes I will read a book simply because I have read and enjoyed the author in the past.  Occasionally an article or review of a book will pique my interest, though I fear spoilers, so largely avoid any critiques containing too-thorough plot analyses, and try to steer clear of hype.  No, I’m not an elitist or a snob, but popular taste and my own personal taste don’t always coincide.  Yeah, there is no way to say that without sounding like a snob.  So be it.  But, for the life of me, I can’t remember where I first heard about this book.  It was not from a friend.  I have never read Ferris before.  I don’t remember reading any articles.  It’s a mystery. Continue reading