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Job: A Comedy of Justice

by Robert A. Heinlein

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After he firewalked in Polynesia, the world wasn't the same for Alexander Hergensheimer, now called Alec Graham. As natural accidents occurred without cease, Alex knew Armageddon and the Day of Judgement were near. Somehow he had to bring his beloved heathen, Margrethe, to a state of grace, and, while he was at it, save the rest of the world ....
  JESGalway | Feb 12, 2019 |
Heinlein delves into religion in this book. Alexander Hergensheimer is a fundamentalist minister but then everything changed and he is supposed to be Alec Graham, an underworld figure. He is in love with Margrethe but he is afraid that the weird things happening on earth mean the end of the world is coming and Margrethe is a heathen. Can he save her so that she is in Heaven with him? ( )
  gypsysmom | Aug 16, 2017 |
boring, blasphemous, shallow,
trivializing any & all thing spiritual ( )
  BookstoogeLT | Dec 10, 2016 |
I registered a book at BookCrossing.com!
http://www.BookCrossing.com/journal/11815325
  JosieRivers | Dec 28, 2014 |
I have to acknowledge a debt of gratitude to LT member wirkman. He points out that Job is a reworking of a novel by James Branch Cabell, a tribute as it were from Heinlein to an author he much admired. Somehow the book picked up for me after that. After mentally peeling back slightly heavy handed approach that was part and parcel of fitting his story inside Cabell's 'moral story' I recognized the much lighter Heinlein touch and sailed through to the end with ease. And in the end saw that it was a love story, and if you want the background to that story I refer you to his entry in Wikipedia. Recommended, but it's one mostly for the Heinlein or the Cabell fans. ( )
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''Job'' may not be on a par with such classic Heinlein as ''Stranger in a Strange Land,'' ''The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress'' or the stories he wrote under the ''Future History'' rubric - but it is an exhilarating romp through the author's mental universe (or rather universes), with special emphasis on cultural relativism, dogmatic religion (treated with surprising sympathy) and the philosophical conundrum of solipsism. It is not necessary to share all of Mr. Heinlein's views on man and society to enjoy the bracing clarity with which he sets them forth.
 
Alex Hergensheimer, lid van een zeer strenge godsdienstige sekte, doet tijdens een cruise over de Stille Zuidzee mee aan een vuurdansceremonie. Het loopt verkeerd af en als hij bijkomt, bevindt hij zich met een andere identiteit op een andere Aarde, in gezelschap van de hoogst verleidelijke Margarethe. Dit wordt de aanvang van een queeste door verscheidene realiteiten die Alex letterlijk naar hemel en hel zal leiden... Robert Heinlein is een zeer bekend SF-auteur. Hij heeft 43 boeken geschreven. Vier daarvan zijn bekroond met de Hugo Award, een internationale SF-prijs. Job is een leuk, vindingrijk en charmant boek. Maar nogal ergerniswekkend zijn de veelvuldige en puberale sekstaferelen en bezinningen over de verhouding man/vrouw. Als je je daar niet te veel aan ergert, blijft een vermakelijk boek over dat op een leuke manier toch een aantal minder voor de hand liggende diepzinnigheden debiteert. Alle 29 hoofdstukken beginnen met een bijbeltekst (die nergens op slaat).

(NBD|Biblion recensie, Bob van Laerhoven.)
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Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty. Job 5:17
When thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned. Isaiah 43:2
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To Clifford D. Simak
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The fire pit was about twenty-five feet long by ten feet wide, and perhaps two feet deep.
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SOMETHING WAS OUT TO GET HIM

After that firewalking gig in Polynesia, the whole world was suddenly changed around him. Instead of fundamentalist minister Alexander Hergensheimer, he was now supposed to be Alec Graham, an underworld figure in the middle of an affair with hsi stewardess Margrethe - who was the only good ting in hte whole mess.

Then there was an impossible iceberg that wrecked the ship in the tropics. Rescued by a Royal Mexican plane, they next were hit by a double earthquake. From then on, as changed world followed changed world, things went from bad to worst.

To Alex, all the signs increasingly pointed to Armageddon and the Day of Judgment. And Margrethe was a determined heathen. Somehow he had to bring her to a state of grace, for Heaven would be no paradise without her. But time was growing short.

Somewhere there had to be a solution to it all.
And, of course, there was.
But it was truly a Hell of a solution.
Haiku summary
We keep waking up
In different worlds. Seems God has
A sense of humor.

(Carnophile)

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0345316509, Mass Market Paperback)

After he firewalked in Polynesia, the world wasn't the same for Alexander Hergensheimer, now called Alec Graham. As natural accidents occurred without cease, Alex knew Armageddon and the Day of Judgement were near. Somehow he had to bring his beloved heathen, Margrethe, to a state of grace, and, while he was at it, save the rest of the world ....

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After he firewalked in Polynesia, the world wasn't the same for Alexander Hergensheimer, now called Alec Graham. As natural accidents occurred without cease, Alex knew Armageddon and the Day of Judgement were near. Somehow he had to bring his beloved heathen, Margrethe, to a state of grace, and, while he was at it, save the rest of the world ....… (more)

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