You know Python and Carrey and Mercer and Carlin,
you know Seinfeld and Benny and Pryor and Beaverton,
But do you recall
The most famous comic of all?
Misread the Red-Nosed comic
Had a very shiny nose
And if you ever saw it
You would even say it glows.
All of the other writers
Used to laugh and call him names
They never let poor Misread
Join in any comic games
Then one foggy Christmas Eve,
Kim Aaron came to say,
Misread with your nose so bright,
Won’t you sign your book tonight
Then how all the comics loved him,
As they shouted out with glee,
Misread the red-nose writer
You’ll go down in history
Merry Misread Christmas, Merry Misread Christmas, one and all!
Get A Misread Bible:Christmas on Amazon
Check out my review of Eldridge’s first misread, The MisreadBible: Genesis.
Sensitive about your Christianity? I have two action items:
- don’t read this review
- don’t buy this book
I’ll wait a moment so the sensitive can leave.
I’ve read the Bible. Have you? IKR? Booooring! The silliness is a bit amusing, and the obvious contradictions stick out and might cause a chuckle. But did you know there is so much more absurd going on underneath that you might not catch?
Well now you can. J. R. Eldridge has rewritten the first few books of the Old Testament where the silly is brought right up to the surface, along with some tart language to get you clutching your pearls.
I didn’t put the book down, except briefly to head off starvation. If you like British humor and to chuckle at ancient mythology, this book is for you.
I was not endorsed or offered anything to write this review. I paid for my copy and so should you. The funny is worth way more than the couple dollars.
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Also, check out my review of Eldridge’s next book, A Misread Bible: Christmas.