Monday, June 16, 2008

What I'm Reading...

"Behind the Humvee's wheel, Hickok was an iron man. Hickok drove like a low-flying aircraft buzzing the Kuwaiti Highway of Death...Whenever Hickok needed a break, he retired to the Humvee's cavernous backseat. There he amused himself, munching take-out double cheeseburgers, sipping strawberry shakes, and leafing through his ususal leisure reading, Christian apocalypse fiction...Hickok was a big devotee of a best-selling series called "Tribulation Force". In tomorrow's post-Armageddon world, the Rapture has carried off all the Believing Christians, leaving all the liberal scoffers, skeptics and atheists to fight it out with the evil trrops of the Antichrist. Hickok liked to read the most ruthless sections of the book aloud, chuckling to himself."

The Zenith Angle, Bruce Sterling

3 comments:

Rhett said...

Funny! but what does it have to do with me?

BJ said...

I didn't say it was about you...I said it made me think of you. I just know of your love for "Left Behind" and so I thought, "Rhett would really appreciate this pisstake".

Rhett said...

Ah yes. Well they are great trashy fiction, possibly underappreciated!