The Gospel According to Condo Don
This account of the Second Coming as witnessed by a homeless alcoholic
interjects humor into the classic story.
The Gospel According To Condo Don is an account of the Second Coming as witnessed by a homeless alcoholic. While loosely modeled on the initial books of the New Testament (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John), it interjects humor into the classic story (as is needed to hold the attention of modern readers) and presents it in a more readily understood contemporary format. Thus, Mary becomes Marva, a poor 16 year-old girl from Central Los Angeles, an evil televangelist takes the place of the money changers at the temple, and our bureaucracy is substituted for that of Rome's.
This is not to say that The Gospel According To Condo Don does not contain any original material. Religious and social issues have changed significantly in the past two millennia and Christ, should he appear to us today, would undoubtedly address them. Although the author has taken some degree of license in his portrayal of Christian values, it should be remembered that, since a novel is necessarily fiction, license is to be expected.
About The Author ~
Fred is a disgruntled former postal worker who, after having been run through by the bureaucratic sword, has taken pen in hand in the (as yet) mistaken belief that it might indeed prove mightier. His loyal Labrador, Speedo, and he, fueled primarily by homegrown avocados, regularly hunt gophers and chase mirages in the sun-drenched paradise of Southern California. This is his first novel.