July 11, 2012
Review of “Pray”
Pray by John Prescott is a by-the-seat-of-your-pants adventure, from the depths of fantasy to the raw realities of Christian beliefs, with a paranormal twist that makes it have a huge edge. This book is one that you can’t easily put down. The unique characters and sharp setting make the story so real that it is going on in the room around you. Even if you’re not religious, you will still enjoy the thrill and gore of this action-packed, makes-you-think novel.
Everyone on Earth witnesses the sound of the trumpet as many people simply vanish, and their loved ones are left to mourn and question everything they know about the stability of their lives. The world will never be the same. Then it all starts to fall apart.
Pray follows the lives of a handful of one-of-a-kind characters that were left on Earth after the trumpet sounded, as they run from the destruction and mayhem that is the end of the world. In North America, a select few head to the western states, hoping for safety and peace. Somehow they end up with the same destination in mind. What will happen when they reach it?
Pray is about the Book of Revelation and what could happen if/when the end of the world comes. Even though I’m not religious, I was still able to understand and thoroughly enjoy this book. The characters and location are written realistically and vividly. The story involves human fears about pain, death, and losing control, as well as human fantasies about surviving the end of the world and escaping death. It has hellish creatures, and authority figures that go wrong.
I recommend Pray to readers of horror, suspense, paranormal, and fantasy, who love a thick, adventurous plot, and themes that really make you think. The action in this book will blow your mind.
You can grab your copy here. I am certain you will enjoy it.