Posted in 2020, Andrew Crofts, ARC, Blog Tour, Contemporary Fiction, First Read, literary fiction, Martin van Es, Novel, Review Copy, Top Books

@The_JoeProject by Martin van Es & @AndrewCrofts

The world is on the brink of disaster.

The environment, society and mankind itself are facing extreme challenges in a world that is both more connected, and yet more divided than ever before. Fear and confusion seep into all parts of everyday life now, more than ever, the world needs one voice, one guide…

One day the Earth is plunged into darkness and when light appears again so does a man – call him Joe – claiming to be the son of God.

Can Joe bring the world’s most creative thinkers and leaders together to tackle the ills of mankind?

Can he convince us all to follow him before it’s too late?

In this compelling and prescient novel, Martin van Es and Andrew Crofts highlight the key concerns of our time and imagines a future where we, at last, all work together to ensure the future of our world and all the life that calls it home.

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[At the moment when the sun went down, Sophie was staring fixedly out of the window, only half-listening to the headmaster’s voice]

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(@RedDoorBooks, 25 June 2020, 320 pages, ebook, #ARC from @annecater and voluntarily reviewed, #BlogTour 5 June via #RandomThingsTours)

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I’m not religious and nor am I quite an atheist so I didn’t know what to expect from this book. The blurb intrigued me so I decided to read it. I was worried it would be too preachy or religious. Within a couple of pages of reading I knew I needn’t have worried. I loved every word of this book. I loved the concept, the son of God turning up, coming across as a regular guy despite his divine origin and powers, and just going by the name Joe like a regular guy. Something about this delighted me. I loved the way Joe and Sophie try to bring all the world leaders together to make them see the truth – we are part of the same world and should help each other and cut the BS. I really enjoyed the scenes later in the book with the world leaders squabbling and bitching at each other in front of the world. Joe has enough of this and gives them a glimpse of just what he can do. I loved Sophie as well, Joe declares her his best friend as she found him and she falls in love and has her heart broken. The book is fascinating and so real. This is a unique read and I loved it.  

Author:

I live in Glasgow in the UK with my partner. I work in the Financial Services. I like reading especially Joyce Carol Oates and Stephen King. I write fiction and poetry. I enjoy watching TV (Grimm, Torchwood, Doctor Who, Lip Service, The L Word etc). I like to play video games and am a fan of survival horror especially the Silent Hill franchise. I like to watch movies especially horror and anything where someone dies.

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