Original Amazon Description of The Atheist’s Prayer by Amy R. Biddle
“After a solar eclipse, nineteen people were found dead in a remote area of the California National Forest. They were lying in a circle, holding hands and wearing plastic fairy wings.
Years later, on the other side of the country, no one in the southern city of Jefferson is concerned about fairies or fairy-worshiping suicide cults. Except for Candy. She might not have proof, but she’s damn sure it’s going to happen again.
The problem is, Candy is a coke-dealing stripper and the only person who will listen to her is an alcoholic mall Santa named Hank, who’s only listening because, well…she’s hot.
There are seven days until the next eclipse.”
MY THOUGHTS on The Atheist’s Prayer by Amy R. Biddle
“We are all screwed up and find salvation in various ways. There is no one way to salvation. In fact, we all get lost on the way.”
The psychology of faith, a search for spiritual and moral answers to questions every being asks themselves and sometimes others on a daily. That’s a short cut summary of what the Atheist’s Prayer is all about. If you are a religious hermit you just may be turned off by the title of this book which actually has nothing to do with questioning the human believe system as much as it is a funny, crassly honest depiction of the road to salvation.
The novel takes my favorite character, Candy, who is a stripper with tons and tons of baggage and Hank through a struggle to safe some young kids from the grips of a suicide cult. Great plot, intense character development and perfect dialog, the Atheist’s Prayer was certainly a good and effortless read for me. Trust me, even after you put down this book, you will still be thinking of it.
A huge thumbs up to Amy R. Biddle for a great novel.