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Worse Than the Left Behind Books?

July 20, 2011

If you thought the title of this post could not be possible, because there was no way, just no way, that there could be a worse handling of the second coming than the horrific Left Behind novels, well…

Pat Benatar to write novel about the second coming of Christ!

Eighties rock heroine Pat Benatar, who has put out one original LP and about a dozen live/”best of”-type collections in the new millennium (domestically, that is. The worldwide comp tally since Y2K is roughly double), is preparing to unfurl a new chapter from her zany imagination: Jesus. In the wake of the publication of her autobiography last year (Between a Heart and a Rock Place), the “Invincible” pop-rock veteran is taking her love of Christmas and new-found literary propensity and combining them into what she describes as a work of ”historical fiction” (set in the modern day) about the second coming of ol’ J.C.. Benatar told Billboard that the Christian messiah’s return has long been a topic of interest to her. “It’s one of my hobbies, so I just started writing this story,” she said. “I’ve been putting it together for almost 10 years.”

Harper Collins has reportedly agreed to publish the novel whenever it is completed, and will then be faced with the task of determining whether this counts as “historical” fiction or should be shelved under the heading of fantasy/supernatural/horror alongside other ghost stories (or else folklore/mythology, perhaps)

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I’m assuming this will turn out as good as Donna D’Errico’s search for Noah’s Ark.


5 Comments leave one →
  1. July 20, 2011 1:47 pm

    Okay. Harper Collins really WILL publish anything.

  2. WenatcheeTheHatchet permalink
    July 20, 2011 5:21 pm

    … blinks …

    I …

  3. Headless Unicorn Guy permalink
    July 21, 2011 10:25 am

    Celebrity Vanity Pieces and Left Behind (which you could make a case for being a Christian Celebrity Vanity Piece) are usually scraping the bottom of the barrel in storytelling and general quality.

    Might be a kicker if Pat Benatar could actually write better Christian Apocalyptic than the End Time Prophecy professionals. Stranger things have happened; celebrity actress Hedy Lamarr is credited with inventing radio “frequency agility” during WW2. (Originally used to secure military radios against jamming, frequency agility is used in every cellphone today to find a free channel and connect.)

  4. nazani14 permalink
    July 22, 2011 10:18 am

    She can defeat evil pimps with her shoulder shimmy, therefore more effective than LeHaye. Christian publishing is a battlefield.

  5. WenatcheeTheHatchet permalink
    July 22, 2011 10:27 am

    She can recycle the title “Seven the Hard Way”, I suppose.

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