The original novel was published in 2008. Translated by Hilary Parnfors.
When thirty-something Marie jilts her boring boyfriend at the altar she wonders if life can get any worse. So when a handsome carpenter comes round to work on the roof, she realises she has nothing to lose by asking him out. Even his bizarre assertions that he is Jesus aren’t enough to put Marie off – her biological clock is ticking, and it’s time to settle down.
Meanwhile, Satan (a dead ringer for George Clooney) is on the prowl, recruiting horsemen for next week’s Armageddon, scheduled for Tuesday, and Archangel Gabriel has discovered the pleasures of the flesh and is off on a sex marathon. Things are looking grim. Fortunately, Marie is dating the son of God – maybe, just maybe, he can get things straightened out.
Provocative and blasphemous (with added pizza), Apocalypse Next Tuesday is a book full of surprises. Wonderfully light and witty it will keep you laughing from the first page to the last.
David Safier (born 1966) is a German writer and novelist. He wrote the television series Berlin, Berlin for which he was awarded the Adolf Grimme Award in 2003. Berlin, Berlin also won an International Emmy Award for best comedy in 2004. He has written three novels, Mieses Karma and Jesus liebt mich, which together sold two million copies, and Plötzlich Shakespeare.
David Safier. Wikipedia.