The Last Day

by Glenn Kleier | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0446605980 Global Overview for this book
Registered by quinnsmom of Hobe Sound, Florida USA on 4/22/2003
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Journal Entry 1 by quinnsmom from Hobe Sound, Florida USA on Tuesday, April 22, 2003
duplicate of one I have;
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Journal Entry 2 by quinnsmom from Hobe Sound, Florida USA on Sunday, May 25, 2003
off to avanta7. Thank you!

Journal Entry 3 by avanta7 on Monday, June 16, 2003
So I'm a few years late in getting to this "millennial" thriller. New author to try, intriguing concept to explore. Should be interesting! Thanks, quinnsmom.

Journal Entry 4 by avanta7 on Saturday, July 30, 2005
And I'm a few years later actually reading the thing!

Plot synopsis from Amazon: Just in time for the millennium, Glenn Kleier mixes bioengineering and religion, miracles and modern warfare, politics and physics to produce a gripping tale set in the Middle East at the dawn of the 21st century. When a mysterious explosion destroys a top-secret laboratory in the Negev desert on Christmas Day 1999, Jonathan Feldman, a reporter, isn't satisfied with the official explanation. Neither is the Vatican, nor an American fundamentalist preacher, nor the patriarch of the Jehovah's Witnesses, all of whom believe that Armageddon may truly be at hand. After a New Year's Eve earthquake strikes the temple at the Well of David and a mysterious figure appears in the ruins, strange things begin to happen. Reports of miracles filter in from throughout the region, and the legend of Jeza takes on a life of its own. When the young miracle worker chooses Jonathan to connect her to the world and broadcast her warning of the cataclysm to come, the world's religious leaders are plunged into conflict. Seeking to discredit her, they spread the secret of her high-tech, bioengineered birth. But their actions backfire; Jeza's influence grows. Holy wars break out in the Middle East and chaos erupts all over the world. As Easter 2000 approaches, the political situation grows even more tense: Will there be another crucifixion, another resurrection? Kleier handles this complicated plot with ease, and fans of futuristic thrillers won't be disappointed.

Whew! Author Glenn Kleier grinds numerous axes in this action-packed novel. From the Middle East politics to religious fanaticism to pussy-footed politicians and all points in between, he breathes hellfire and brimstone and scathing commentary on them all. And writes a rip-roaring thriller, to boot. Granted, some of the writing is clunky and clumsy, and the occasional deux ex machina pops up to save the day, but his invented theology is worth pondering. Over all, this is a good solid satisfying read. I enjoyed it.


Journal Entry 5 by SLObunch from San Luis Obispo, California USA on Wednesday, November 30, 2005
Obtained from the shelf of BookCrosser avanta7 in anticipation of an upcoming weekend of wild releasing.

Journal Entry 6 by SLObunch at Cafe Cardinale in Carmel, California USA on Saturday, December 03, 2005

Released 13 yrs ago (12/3/2005 UTC) at Cafe Cardinale in Carmel, California USA

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