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|The End of the Age: A Novel|
by Pat Robertson
Published by Word Books, 1996
Recommended by: Greg Slade
The End of the Age opens with Los Angeles advertising executive Carl Throneberry and his wife planning a vacation to Colorado to escape a heat wave. Before they get to the airport, the radio announces that a large meteor is about to strike the Pacific Ocean off the California coast. They barely manage to escape in time to avoid the resulting tidal wave, which wipes out most of the population of the Pacific Rim. From then on, the world gets even scarier.
There are a couple of technical mistakes near the beginning, and a major theological error near the beginning. The "bad guys" are mostly foreigners. The usual evangelical bogeymen are invoked. Some of the events are just a little bit too convenient (both for the "good guys" and for the "bad guys.") Still, it's surprisingly well-written, truer to the Bible than I expected, and, for the most part, the story works.
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