Thursday, July 26, 2012

Unholy Night:

Unholy Night by: Seth Grahame-Smith
Fiction: humor, audio book
Book Count: 43

This is the story of Christmas, if the wisemen were actually a set of thieves that were on the run.  And if for some reason you wrote the book based off what you remember of the story from Sunday school as a kid, but you looked up the names that traditionally were given to the wise men.  Not that I expected a lot of biblical accuracy from the book, but making John the Baptist years older than Jesus for no real reason is odd.  (The timeline is also messed with, but that is for the storyline.)  Unlike most other stories that deal with the event the main character is not Jesus, nor Mary, Joseph, or even one of the cute little animals in the stable; it is Balthazar a.k.a. the Antioch Ghost.  He is a man that vowed to destroy Rome and steals all of their treasure.  He is a man that believes in nothing but himself and leaves a wake of destruction and broken hearts all over the empire.  He is a man that has a dark past.  In short he is the last person you would think of being a hero in the story of Christmas.  But he is, as the one thing he hates more then the Romans is the Romans killing the innocent.

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