Hardboiled Jesus: Vengeance is Mine, by John Rickards
#10: Hardboiled Jesus: Vengeance is Mine, by John Rickards
Synopsis: What if Jesus Christ was a violent, abusive hardboiled detective? It would be AWESOME, that’s what.
“This is all your fault, you sack of shit. And now you’re going to pay.”
“Right,” said Jesus, and shot him in the face. Blood, bone and brain matter splattered across the street. Jesus lowered his gun and took a long drag on his cigarette.
Tight and well-managed little story that does just what the synopsis says, and does it well. All the religious cliches are taken in hand and given the finger. A smart and fun read that definitely made me interested in reading more of Rickards’ work.
Story available from the author’s website here.