The Final Testament of the Holy Bible

[PDF] The Final Testament of the Holy Bible | by ☆ James Frey - The Final Testament of the Holy Bible, The Final Testament of the Holy Bible James Frey isn t like other writers He s been called a liar A cheat A con man He s been called a saviour A revolutionary A genius He s been sued by readers Dropped by publishers because of his controv
  • Title: The Final Testament of the Holy Bible
  • Author: James Frey
  • ISBN: 9781848543171
  • Page: 298
  • Format: Hardcover

[PDF] The Final Testament of the Holy Bible | by ☆ James Frey, The Final Testament of the Holy Bible, James Frey, The Final Testament of the Holy Bible James Frey isn t like other writers He s been called a liar A cheat A con man He s been called a saviour A revolutionary A genius He s been sued by readers Dropped by publishers because of his controversies Berated by TV talk show hosts and condemned by the media He s been exiled from America and driven into hiding He s also a bestselling phenomenon Published [PDF] The Final Testament of the Holy Bible | by ☆ James Frey - The Final Testament of the Holy Bible, The Final Testament of the Holy Bible James Frey isn t like other writers He s been called a liar A cheat A con man He s been called a saviour A revolutionary A genius He s been sued by readers Dropped by publishers because of his controv
  • [PDF] The Final Testament of the Holy Bible | by ☆ James Frey
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The Final Testament of the Holy Bible

About Author

  1. James Christopher Frey is an American author and entrepreneur After battling with alcohol addiction and spending time in rehab, he wrote A Million Little Pieces which was published in 2003 in America and the following year in the UK to critical acclaim He wrote the sequel, My Friend Leonard about life after rehab, which was published in 2005 in the US and the year after in the UK.James Frey now lives in New York with his wife, daughter and dog He is still writing Most recently he has published Bright Shiny Morning, and his new book The Final Testament of the Holy Bible will publish on 12 April and is available for pre order now.He is also one of the authors that share the pseudonym Pittacus Lore, author of the Lorien Legacies.Books coming out of James Frey s YA book packaging company Full Fathom Five list show 4

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  1. Eh I was hoping to proclaim this Frey s best work It sure starts off that way, and I think that says a lot coming from me cause I sort of think he s a li l punk Definitely an interesting read, though, and the writing style is pure Frey you either love him or hate him He certainly tries to shock and awe, and even though I agree almost wholeheartedly with Frey s views in this novel the one area where I don t is that I m sort of pro monogamy , and the idea of getting institutions like the Catholic [...]

  2. I never really got the ranting angry bitter reviews until now Seriously, this is a terrible book I m not offended by the content or the characterization because I m a grown up and can understand the concept of fiction But holy shit you ve got to be kidding me James Frey You ve got to be kidding me First off, let s address the thing about all of Frey s work His writing sucks His prose is atrocious You know that rule that all beginning writers learn show don t tell And then you kind of figure out [...]

  3. I bought this book from , after reading a short synopsis of it in the back pages of Grazia magazine.I m halfway through and I refuse to finish it.I know how the story ends and oddly enough, this book moves me than the actual bible It makes me sad It makes me think about life And most of all, it makes me question religion Most of the things Ben says are true and because they re so true, it hit me so hard I loved the character of Mariangeles, a modern day version of Mary Magdalene her story made [...]

  4. I m not a religious man by any means Growing up, my parents never involved me with any part of their religion I was the kind of kid that had to attend church on Christmas and possibly Easter Actually, organized religion sort of frightens me and I m not really quite sure why I think it has something to do with the religious fanatics that populate our world Perhaps it s the fact that some wars are started or heavily involved due to religious beliefs that or it s used as a motivational factor I ve [...]

  5. Two words 1 Blasphemous 2 BrilliantFirst of all, the writing style in this book is SO James Frey If I hadn t known who the author was, I would have figured it out in a page or two I also loved the marketing packaging In a bible box, with silver edged pages, and all Ben s words in red All that was missing and I was surprised it was was the attached ribbon book mark Being a relentless Christian, this book was a like a car wreck It made me totally sick, but I couldn t put it down It didn t shake my [...]

  6. What a difficult book to rate The first 100 pages were brilliant and I couldn t put it down I was totally sucked in from the beginning and couldn t wait to find out what happened I loved having the story unfold through the eyes of the different characters I found it interesting how we never once got to hear the story from the protagonist s point of view Although it would have been nice to see things through Ben s eyes I felt that this kept the story a bit intriguing By the middle of the book Fr [...]

  7. After months of hype from both critics and Frey , The Final Testament of the Holy Bible finally landed in the US on Good Friday As many readers and critics have said, the idea of Jesus Christ returning in the modern era is not exactly a fresh concept but, then again, neither was a memoir of drug addiction, and Frey certainly knocked that one out of the park Let s set aside everything you know about Frey for a moment The Final Testament is a much kinder and gentler book than you might expect and [...]

  8. Regardless of what you think of Frey, there is no denying the man s talent I happen to think he s one of our finest writers and the Final Testament is like a summation of Frey s journey bold, courageous, provocative,obscene, funny, heart felt, outrageous, shocking, thoughtful, crazy, amazing, head shaking, but most of all, unforgettable The dude is fearless and if you re open enough, it s a journey well worth taking A major work that will piss off many but fulfill many .

  9. A man called Ben Zion working on a construction site gets brained by a massive piece of plate glass dropped by a crane but somehow doesn t die Following his recovery he begins performing miracles, told in the book by his disciples could he be the second coming of Jesus Christ, the Messiah, returned But this Messiah doesn t act like the Messiah in the Bible He loves everyone sure, but does so sexually, literally instigating orgies and having sex with men and women And while Ben Zion can quote Bib [...]

  10. This book was written to be controversial and it certainly was Basically, the book was about a man named Ben Zion Avrohom being born in the 20th century and he is Jesus Christ reborn The story is written in different chapters each told from the viewpoint of a friend or family member of Ben, much like the New Testament Even though Ben is the Messiah, he is not like anything people have been preaching about or expecting for 2000 years He does drugs, he sleeps around with both men and women, he him [...]

  11. I didn t know anything about A Million Little Pieces before I read it I didn t know it had been marketed as a memoir rather than fiction so I totally missed the whole hype and scandal because I never thought it was anything other than fiction fiction that I fell in love with it instantly There s something about his streamofconsciousness style that I just can t get enough of, so simple, fierce yet beautiful in some way When Bright Shiny Morning came out I was really disappointed so I didn t know [...]

  12. James Frey does not cite it, but it is clear after reading The Final Testament Of The Holy Bible that he must be using John Lennon s All You Need Is Love and Imagine sprinkled with XTC s Dear God as his primary theology for his latest book I only wish John Lennon had written this gospel at least it would have had humour Instead, despite all the crazy sex and the repeated organized religion smackdowns, the book is boring Maybe this is why it didn t register on the radar of even my most fundamenta [...]

  13. This is the most hippy book I have read hippy than a beat has ever written, with the clear message that love and laughter and fucking make one s life better pag 259 Hearing that James Frey has been sued by his readers, I couldn t wait to read The Final Testament of the Holy Bible But I had to wait three months until the only copy from the Danish Public Library became available And, of course, I had great expectations, which only partially were fulfilled The subject is challenging what would it [...]

  14. I picked up this book both because I liked A Million Little Pieces and because I wanted to challenge myself Not in a literary sense, because Frey is a writer who doesn t really hassle himself over creating elaborate or complex sentences he pretty much spells everything out for you and doesn t often use punctuation other than RAMPANT PERIODS not the first time I ve said that phrase, heh Periods everywhere again, heh But I knew this book would challenge me in that the subject matter would be diffi [...]

  15. I m disappointed.I should first explain that I am a Frey fan girl I read A Million Little Pieces when I was a teenager and I ve been hooked on his work ever since I thought Bright Shiny Morning was amazing despite what a lot of the critics were saying, some of the characters in that novel are unforgettable So when The Final Testament came out I ran to the bookshops and hugged and cradled my hardback copy.My main issue with the book is its core message the idea that religion causes division betwe [...]

  16. Yes, this did begin just as I hoped it would It was James Frey at his very best I couldn t put it down and I couldn t stop thinking about what was going to eventuate Frey is the only author I ve ever read who has perfected the art of turning his reader into an addict As a reader you are instantly addicted to the waves of shock, suspense and brutal honesty The first third of this novel was exactly that shocking, amazingly honest and downright addictive And then, I became furious with Frey for pul [...]

  17. I wanted to read this book for 2 reasons 1, James Frey, wonderful author No matter what Oprah says, he is gifted and writes amazing books 2, questions religion, which people need to do This book had me from the beginning I read it in 3 days and would stay up most of the night reading It was that good What I liked about it was the main character, Ben Zion He is the an unexpected Messiah, who doesn t preach brimstone and fire He talks about LOVE That is the main focus of the book LOVE Love is the [...]

  18. After reading Quo Vadis and its glowing fictional story centered on the beginning of Christianity, it seemed only appropriate to read James Frey s The Final Testament Of The Holy Bible In this, Frey s latest novel, the Messiah comes to one of the boroughs of NY, and it s as messy as you d expect The plot unfolds as a series of witness narratives, testaments as it were, although we sometimes refer to accounts like this as social histories in the style of a Studs Terkel, or even that of Max Brooks [...]

  19. I m totally torn on how to review this book Was it interesting Oh yes, incredibly so There were times I wanted to give it a 3 because, frankly, all the orgy stuff was just a little too extreme to me in the context of the book itself I wanted to wait a few days before I reviewed it to think on it and it is my perception that Mr Frey chose extreme as his theme throughout the book on purpose To be the extreme opposite of the religious right Mr Frey hits on many huge points that are cracks in the ar [...]

  20. All you need to know about this book to save to the time and energy to read something that tries SOOOO darned hard to be controversial and edgy Quote page 152 Love and laughter and f king make one s life better Worship is just the passing of time and surprise surprise the Jesus figure, Ben, is persecuted for spreading this new dogma not offended at all b c a lot of the concepts i agree with just so darned BORING to read versions of this same concept over and over again i get it f king good relig [...]

  21. Yeah When the James Frey Oprah thing happened, I felt bad for Frey I thought he d been made into a martyr by a media darling who d finally overplayed her hand Eventually I read Frey for myself No, not A Million Little Pieces, but the later, entirely literary effort Bright Shiny Morning, and I liked it and I thought once again about the raw deal Frey got from Oprah Then I heard that he d written The Final Testament, and I thought, that s just perfect Finally he would justify his real worth.Turns [...]

  22. I couldn t wait for this book to come out, considering that Frey s Bright Shiny Morning P.S is one of my very few all time favorite books I ordered both the 50 leather bound book and the 10 Kindle edition because I wanted to have the story with me wherever I went to read it whenever I wanted to savor it whenever I needed Well, it didn t quite pan out that way My anticipation was met with a colossal disappointment at the third rate writing absolutely uncharacteristic of Frey s, by the way, embarr [...]

  23. James Frey is my favourite writer by quite a margin I wanted this book to be great Better than great I wanted it to fill the hole that an absence of Frey novels in recent years has created It started so promisingly, the premise was fantastic and the method of telling the story of a modern day Messiah through the eyes of those who came into contact with him gave the narrative texture and colour Particularly wonderfully Frey like were the accents and individual voices that jumped out of the text H [...]

  24. This book is the story of the messiah returning to earth told from the viewpoints of the people he affected while here It is set in modern day New York The messiah, Ben, basically rips apart modern day religion and politics He tells people that the closest thing you ll get to God is an orgasm and that the Bible, Torah, and all other religious books are fiction He does some of the typical messiah type things like healing people and loving everyone, but he does a lot of non typical things, too He [...]

  25. This had the potential to be an amazing book The first half had me hooked, I couldn t put it down I found it fast paced and gripping as it followed the story of Ben Zion who was believed to be the Messiah, and was told from the viewpoint of the different characters whose lives were touched by Ben It was full of some really good ideas and it was clear that Frey had done a huge amount of reasearch into religions and had a good understanding of them.However after a gripping start it quickly went do [...]

  26. I recently saw the buzz surrounding the book and wanted to check it out I enjoyed the style in which it was written, with various individuals writing about the protagonist in their own styles and with their own unique viewpoints However, as the book progressed, it became clear that the author was attempting to use a supernatural character to assert an anti supernatural point of view The fictional laws of any universe created by an author must be consistent in order to create the belief needed to [...]

  27. I hate to agree with the masses, but most of the reviews are right on The beginning of the book was awesome Ghetto drug addict hooker baby mama is totally transformed by the love of a free wheeling hippie who makes her feel like she IS somebody Loved it But as the story progresses and each character relates his or her own version of a relationship with Ben, a pattern emerges, and then repetition ensues Okay, I get it I get it Religion bad Love good No heaven or hell Just this life And the point [...]

  28. I am a self profound Atheist, but when I was reading the bio on this book it reminded me of Frey s other book Bright Shiny Morning Since I loved that book, I thought this would be an interesting choice because of it s relation to religion and the comparison in how the story was told from the view points of various characters I was quite surprised at how much I enjoyed this book and the way that one character in the book was the sole purpose for how the other characters were linked The story is w [...]

  29. I know Frey in controversial I don t care He s a great storyteller I ve liked all his work and I think the first chapter of A Million Little Pages is one of the best first person hooks ever This book is pretty special With the title he just courts controversy and the first edition I have looks like a bible small format, tissue pages with silver edges, a faux leather cover So the actual edition sets the tone perfectly The book itself is a really interesting story which effectively asks us what ha [...]

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