Nabokov (Part Two)

Then came Lolita. At the end of the story, Lolita is older, has a child of her own and is not lovable.  She is used up, ugly and hard.  Yet it is at this point that Humbert Humbert, the older man, falls truly in love with her, and comes to appreciate love for the wonderful […]

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Book Review: badbadbad

By Jesus Angel Garcia Reviewed by Christopher Zoukis According to the Bible, prior to his fall from grace, the Devil went by the tag of Lucifer, Son of the Morning Star.  Not much is known about who Lucifer was or what he did all day long, except he was the epitome of virtue and sinlessness.  […]

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Don Winslow: Author

Don Winslow is the New York Times bestselling author of thirteen crime and mystery novels as well as short stories and film screenplays.  What I like about him is his writing style, which is cheekily funny.  His best known book is probably Savages because it was made into a movie.  But some of his earlier […]

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David Foster Wallace discusses his views about television’s impact on authors and their novels.  David Foster Wallace is one of my personal favorites, especially his non-fiction works, which are simultaneously amusing and informative and prophetical. DFW had this to say about the use of ironic pop culture references in fiction:  “Anyone with the heretical gall to […]

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Image courtesy By Christopher Zoukis Recent publishing news:  College For Convicts (tentative title) will be published by McFarland & Co. I have signed a publishing contract with Headpress, a U.K. publisher, to produce a book on the East Coast Bloods. And I hope to soon announce some exciting news in the fiction arena.  Stay […]

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By Christopher Zoukis

Opening Image:  Jesus is introduced.  He’s back because he decides to take another vacation. 

Theme Stated:  Satan’s constant opposition to everything Jesus does is introduced on page 3.

Set-Up:  Jesus and Heather eat at the Flying J, where Jesus’ disenchantment with religion is exposed.

Catalyst:  Arriving in Butte, Montana, Jesus delivers the garlic he is hauling in his Peterbilt to a grocery store owned and operated by a religious group known as Springers (followers of the deceased Curtis Howe Springer of Zyzzx fame).  Springers are Merovingians.  Heather is a Springer.   Image courtesy

Debate:  The Springers identify Jesus as a preacher just waiting to happen.  The Springers attempt to persuade Jesus to become a radio/TV evangelist for Springerism. 

Break in Two:  Jesus does not want to get “involved in the preaching thing again.”  But he does.  The Springer Church becomes The Last Chance Church of the Last Days.

B Story:  the relationship between Jesus and Heather takes off. 

Fun and Games:  Jesus/Henry becomes superstar TV evangelist.  The Last Chance Church goes international, surpassing every other religion in adherents.

Midpoint:  Satan is pissed.  He believes Jesus/Henry is trying to pull a fast one:  a premature Second Advent, along with the Millennium, where Jesus gets to rule the world.  Satan marshals an opposition religion.

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