La Bugia Di Natale (2012)
La bugia di Natale (2012)
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Unholy Night reminded me of Christopher Moore's writing but if he had been the author, it would be subtitled "Baby Jesus' Big Adventure". It's an alternate history version of the three wise men and Baby Jesus. In this version, the three wise men are thieves impersonating wise men while fleeing from Herod. They meet Joseph and Mary and wind up fleeing together from Herod's men and Roman soldiers, heading for Egypt. It was very enjoyable. I love reading Biblical fiction and this was the main thing that attracted me to this story. Second, was the author. Since I really like Abraham Lincoln Vampire Slayer I thought I couldn’t go wrong with Seth a second time.The prophets have been telling King Harrod for years “the Messiah, the King of the Jews was to come and he will rule over all the Kingdom.” But the story does not center around the coming of Jesus but around one of the Wise Men who came to see the baby Jesus after he was born. Wiseman? Or Criminal?Seth has done a lot of reading and research for this book. It was very well written and had me hooked the minute the narrator started reading. The reader gets to possibly see the birth of Jesus through the eyes of a non-believer who doesn’t fall so easily for stories of miracles.There are so many great details in this book but the one thing that is keeping me from giving it 5 stars is the amount and the gruesomeness of the violence. OMG! Everything you can thing of is in here and the images are forever stuck in my mind. Why? Vampire slaying is one thing by baby slaying is something else. Isn’t there another way to write about this? Does it have to be sooo graphic? I know it’s in the Bible too but not in full detail. I can handle (kinda) the beheadings and the torture as well as all the sword fighting but the killing of babies was too much for me. And yet… I was still hooked to see what was going to happen next. How were they going to get out of this situation? I just wish there was a way to tame the graphic violent scenes.Oh and the narrator was great. I loved his voice and he did a wonderful job of being The Antioch Ghost. He played the part not read it, which is a huge plus for me. If you can handle baby killing and BC violence by the Romans in full detail (blood and all) then read this one. I would be interested is hearing your thoughts.
Great book,so well written it just sucks you right into the story!
I thought this was fantastic! Have to re-read.
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