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Product details

  • Paperback: 332 pages
  • Publisher: Xlibris (18 Dec. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1450013503
  • ISBN-13: 978-1450013505
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.9 x 22.9 cm

More About the Author

George C. King was a Navy brat, attending 15 different schools before going to college. Two of those schools were in the Panama Canal Zone, where he lived from 1955 to 1957. His stay there provided the source material for his first novel, THE YOUNG BALBOAS, a coming-of-age epic that unfolds in the lush Panamanian jungle.

Mr. King taught English literature for thirty-two years in Maryland, where he was cited for producing successful scores on the National Advanced Placement Test in English at twice the rate of teachers in other schools. He was also nominated for Teacher of the Year. Outside the classroom, Mr. King has been a nationally ranked tennis player, and he fishes in bass tournaments in Maine, where he and his wife own a log cabin on the shores of Lake Cobbosseecontee.

After retiring to Sarasota, Florida, in 2000, Mr. King has published five additional novels. His latest, SENILE IN SARASOTA, completes the trilogy of comedy-mysteries set in that state, preceded by SIXTY IN SARASOTA and SEXY IN SARASOTA. In all three works Mr. King displays an exceptional command of the English language and an outrageous sense of humor. Also set primarily in Florida is THE RUPTURE, a satire of the rapture, in which an extraterrestrial leads a revolt against the religions of Earth. Both SIXTY IN SARASOTA and THE RUPTURE have been Kindle best sellers. Mr. King's first e-novel, THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY, is a paranormal mystery and legal thriller set in Maryland and Maine. Signed copies of Mr. King's books may be purchased from the author in Sarasota, Florida, and Apple Valley Books ( Winthrop, Maine.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
A Unique and Interesting Read!!! 3 April 2012
By Joel Lacivita - Published on
Format: Paperback
An alien, from outer space, comes to warn earthlings that their continued allegiance to organized religion will only lead to their self destruction. A twist on the rapture, "The Rupture" gives a humorous, yet enlightening look at what could happen if religious fanaticism is left unchecked. King uses his gift for flowing prose and sharp edged diction, to tell a story that will touch the nerves of the agnostic and the push the buttons of the believer. I especially liked the comedy routines the alien used to spread his own version of the "word".

Richard Dawkins and Bill Maher would certainly find this book as enjoyable as I did. I guarantee you've read nothing as unique, complete with a time machine that shows what really happened during biblical times.
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Ruptured Rapture 16 May 2012
By Kristine Snow - Published on
Format: Paperback
The Rupture, by George King, is enjoyable from start to finish. A departure from his previous novels (all well written - enjoyed them all) this is "science fiction" at it's funniest.

Revillug comes to earth to save us from ourselves. He becomes a stand up comedian to be able to reach the masses. Funny bits, interesting dialogue. I made it to about page 20 until I figured out the.......secret. Then I had to go back to see if I missed anything. Loved it! Very amusing to see what he did.

Enjoyable, fast read, very well done.
Irreverent Humor Science Fiction 19 April 2015
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Great irreverent look at a future where the world is on the edge of a religious generated nuclear holocaust. The disaster is averted by an alien visitor through humor and... .
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By Richard S. Friedman - Published on
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The plot of THE RUPTURE, a brilliant new satire by George C. King is.."In 2017, Revillug, a brilliant young troubleshooter, is dispatched to Earth to forestall a global religious war that is brewing" This is merely the canvas that, in the hands of a very skilled technician like Mr. King, forms the basis of a laugh out-loud delightfully devious novel! The action takes place in Sarasota, FL- a place Mr King knows well as he is a resident- yet this Sarasota is one full of original and intriguing characters. The story flows so nicely and the main characters, Revillug the would be savior and Benjamin Starr, a 70 year old wonder of a fellow and his grandaughter Mary, combine forces, together with George King's expert humor to turn out a most enjoyable and very well written romp! VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
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