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Produktinformation

  • Taschenbuch: 624 Seiten
  • Verlag: Vision (1. September 1998)
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ISBN-10: 0446605980
  • ISBN-13: 978-0446605984
  • Größe und/oder Gewicht: 10,8 x 3,2 x 17,1 cm
  • Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 4.1 von 5 Sternen  Alle Rezensionen anzeigen (471 Kundenrezensionen)
  • Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 909.120 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)

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Author of novels THE LAST DAY (Warner Books, 1997), and THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD & EVIL (MacMillan, July, 2011)

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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. --Jane Adams

Synopsis

It is moments before midnight on New Year's Eve 1999, when something incredible happens. It is a geological event of staggering proportions, followed by reports of the emergence of a woman with divine powers. Is she a divine emissary, the product of bizarre science, or something more sinister? -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.


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2 von 2 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich Von Ein Kunde am 26. Mai 2001
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Eher per Zufall bin ich vor gut 2 Jahre (1999 kurz vor der grossen Milleniumswelle) auf dieses Buch gestossen. So packte es mich doch von der ersten Zeile an und liess mich nicht mehr los. Kein andere Buch bindet seinen Leser so sehr an das Geschehen. Was ich besonders gelungen finde sind die Wechsel der Ansichten die einem der Autor vermittelt. In dem einen Augenblick ist man von Therorie A noch Felsenfest überzeugt so muss man kurz darauf doch zu Theorie B wechseln, und wieder zurück. Diese Buch ist Spannungsgeladen bis zu letzten Sekunde und wurde auch in meine Bekanntekreis von alle Lesern verschlungen. Sehr gutes erstlings Werk von Glenn Kleier, bleibt nur zu hoffen das sein nächster Roman daran anknüpfen kann.
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1 von 1 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich Von Christian Rendel am 7. April 1999
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Having just finished the book and read some of the reviews here, I find myself sitting squarely on the fence. On the one hand, I think "The Last Day" is an excellent, suspenseful, well-written and well-researched thriller that kept me on the edge of my seat till the last page. There are moments in it which even border on great literature, especially the passage in which the pope discovers his fatal error. True, some of the characters are a little stereotypical; and the fact that ALL of the news people in the story seem to be upright, sincere and truth-loving does smell a bit fishy. But this did not seriously diminish my enjoyment of the story. Hey, I didn't expect it to be the Brothers Karamasov.
On the other hand I must agree with those who complained about the threadbare quality of the theological thinking presented here. Jeza's message is naif, unoriginal and flawed and would, in real life, hardly keep anyone from switching to another channel. Especially Jeza's "climactic" Good Friday speech embarrassingly reveals that this emperor really has no clothes on.
What disturbs me most, though, is the polarized nature of the readers' reactions as witnessed in these reviews. Most people who disagree with Jeza's syncretistic message seem unable to perceive or concede the book's literary merits, while those who have enjoyed the tale seem too intoxicated to appraise its theological and philosophical shortcomings. Real communication about the book seems unattainable. Maybe that gives us a hint why we're not making any progress with other controversial issues in our society?
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1 von 1 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich Von Ein Kunde am 28. November 1998
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I figured that any book that can garner 400 reader reviews deserved a look and I ordered this one. I have to say, it was not at all what I anticipated. This is not some dark, depressing, preachy religious book. It proved to be a very sophisticated and intense suspense thriller. I was impressed with the quality of writing and the degree of research and authenticity that went into this. The unusual plot,which has many surprising twists and turns, is both credible and entertaining and delightfully mischievous. It delves into some weighty matters, but it does so with touches of humor and touching sensititivy. There is wisdom and truth in what the book is saying. The ending is unexpected and appealing, it sneaks up on you and literally takes your breath away. I found the story and characters fascinating throughout. I can understand why the book seems to evoke such polarizing responses in its readers, some loving it, some loathing it. The story takes strong and critical positions against some activities of several large, established religions. If you are offended by critical satire of this nature, I would shy away from reading the book. But if not, I think you'll find this a truly fascinating and intelligent novel.
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1 von 1 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich Von Keith Henderson am 6. Juli 2000
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I bought this book upon the recomendation of a reader of the "Left Behind" series. They thought this was a more believable version of the story. I read it and thought just the opposite. The story is pretty hard to believe. The book also is hard to get into. The author does not do a very good job at envolving the reader. I guess it doesn't help that it is set in the year 2000. It is definately NOT better than the Left Behind series. If you want a book series that is believable, try the Left Behind series by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins.
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1 von 1 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich Von HJ Tallsman am 5. Juli 2000
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I took this book from a friend and read it over the 4th of July weekend. It's an excellent novel. I found it impossible to put down. It reads very fast, it has a compelling plot and characters, and the punch line is nothing less than stunning. This story stretches the boundaries of spirituality with a very honest and realistic look at the nature of mankind today--chilling, scary, believable, dead on accurate. They should make a movie out of this, it's very visual and hard hitting.
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There have been countless books written about coming of Statan's son, but very few - about a Messiah and His Second coming, this is a book on the latter. Although, taking into consideration it was written in 1997, Millennium bruhaha is past already, and that's why all the hysteria of last December days of 1999 does not seem so actual any more (and it diminishes the effect of the book).
There is no use to retell the plot (it is precisely described in reviews above and below), which loses it breath-taking pace around page 120 when Jeza's origin is discovered and further on the only riddle of the book is whether she comes from Christ or Antichrist. Some scenes are moving and intense and grip the reader (meeting with American president, meeting with the Pope), make him think and guess on her true mission. Although when her journey starts to repeat Christ's (flight from Israel to Egypt, return to Israel on a mule through Golden Gates etc) and Easter is nearing, her destiny becomes predictable. However, as I liked the Messiah quite a lot (contrary to one reviewer, she is quite believable and her "feminist" message complies with her whole mission very well), and can forgive the predictability of her end and ressurection, but the happy-end for other main heroes was unbelievable (Jon Feldman falling from a flying helicopter and staying alive, Jeza's "sister" rising from a 6-year coma, all bad powerful gyus overthrown and captured in the last moment, people handing in their weapons all over the world) and diminished solemn and touching effect of the whole book. If you write a book on Messiah and end of the world, don't finish it with "Armageddon"-style ending...
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