Good to Be God by Tibor Fischer

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Using the credit card and identity of a handcuffs salesman, professional failure Tyndale Corbett arrives in Miami for a law enforcement conference to discover the joys of luxury hotels and above all the delight of being someone else, someone successful. Feeling his previous lack of success might be due to insufficient ambition, Tyndale decides on a new money-making scheme. He will up the ante substantially, exponentially and pretend to be someone really important and successful: God. His mission to convince the citizenry of Miami that he is, despite appearances, the Supreme Being results in him taking over the Church of the Heavily Armed Christ. His duties there involve him in forming a private army, hiring call girls, trafficking coke, issuing death threats, beating off church-jackers and sorting out (as almightily as possible) various problems his parishioners are having with pets. All the while he is working on his grand project, the clincher miracle, dying and coming back to life…

About Tibor Fischer

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Tibor Fischer is a novelist and short story writer whose works include The Thought Gang; Under the Frog, for which he was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and won a Betty Trask Award; and Voyage to the End of the Room. In 1993 he was selected as one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists.
Published July 26, 2010 by Alma Books. 290 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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but a monkey with a gun is really only there to set up the inquiry "does the monkey have a licence for that?"

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The Independent

If he, Fischer, ever produced a stinker comparable to his one-time hero's, Louis de Bernières was to shoot him.

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The Telegraph

(What?, you can almost hear him saying, you care about the plot?) Good to be God is a Tibor Fischer novel by numbers, whose form will be familiar to anyone who's read a book by this writer since The Thought Gang.

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