The Wheels of the World
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The Wheels of the World

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Thanks to a near-death experience, Jamie Smith can commute across dimensions to the heavens, home of the invisible machinery behind our world, busy with evil spirits, fairground rides, office blocks and the souls of all the living.

Jamie and his scary colleague Keziah have been recruited into an eccentric organization that tries to fix broken souls and change the course of history. Which is fine, except Jamie isn't too sure about the health of his own soul-and definitely doesn't want to find out.



So he takes a job at The Department, the heavenly bureaucracy that plans the future universe and offers a 30-hour working week, double lunch hours on Fridays, and a tennis-skirted line manager named Anna-Natasha.



It's going brilliantly...



Glenn Myers is the author of more than a dozen non-fiction books, and three comic novels. www.glennmyers.info



Review

After having zipped through Paradise (the first of the Jamie's Myth series) I quickly got online and got the Wheels of the World delivered to my phone... thus continuing what could be described as a unhealthy relationship with the world that Glenn Myers has created.

The Wheels of the World goes a lot more in depth into how the Heavenlies operate; how temptation is like fairground rides in vanity fair, how love looks between two souls and even how ideas grow up. Not to worry, even tho we get to find out more it's not at the expense of sacrificing the story.

The story is mainly centered around Jamie and his recovery; both physically and spiritually; from the car crash which started everything off in Paradise (I would recommend that you read that book first, otherwise I imagine that some of the details in Wheels of the World may pass you by). I don't want to give anything away, I hate spoilers, but I will admit that there were times that I wanted to jump in there and hit Jamie and tell him to get a grip and get things sorted. That may seam rather negative, but it just goes to show how connected to Jamies character that I got.

I'm looking forward to seeing that Glenn Myers has in mind for Jamie and Keziah for the rest of the series (ie. Glenn... get writing!)(Stewart, Goodreads)
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Product details

  • Paperback | 294 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 18mm | 299.37g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 095650101X
  • 9780956501011
  • 1,118,203

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After having zipped through Paradise (the first of the Jamie's Myth series) I quickly got online and got the Wheels of the World delivered to my phone... thus continuing what could be described as a unhealthy relationship with the world that Glenn Myers has created.



The Wheels of the World goes a lot more in depth into how the Heavenlies operate; how temptation is like fairground rides in vanity fair, how love looks between two souls and even how ideas grow up. Not to worry, even tho we get to find out more it's not at the expense of sacrificing the story.



The story is mainly centered around Jamie and his recovery; both physically and spiritually; from the car crash which started everything off in Paradise (I would recommend that you read that book first, otherwise I imagine that some of the details in Wheels of the World may pass you by). I don't want to give anything away, I hate spoilers, but I will admit that there were times that I wanted to jump in there and hit Jamie and tell him to get a grip and get things sorted. That may seam rather negative, but it just goes to show how connected to Jamies character that I got.



I'm looking forward to seeing that Glenn Myers has in mind for Jamie and Keziah for the rest of the series (ie. Glenn... get writing!)

Stewart, Goodreads



Reviews of Paradise - A Divine Comedy

What a great book! Loved the characters, the creativity, the dialogue ... There is much to think about beyond the story itself and the book gives a delightfully comic but definitely insightful look into the human psyche and soul ... I loved every aspect of it. I was given Paradise by a friend who knows I enjoy good lwriting. I have to say that any book which keeps me reading the next chapter because I've become absorbed in the characters and the unfolding story is a book well worth reading. This is one of those books. I look forward to the sequel. Susan Sutton, author, Amazon.com

Truly excellent! If Myers, a Christian theologian can mesmerise and surprise me again and again with his immense wit and intelligence, me the extremely liberal atheist then Sir, it's a heaven of a job! I can't wait to read his next work. Definitely I recommend.

Mary Papastavrou, Amazon.co.uk



A great flight of free phantasy - a wild and vivid imagination at work. Stunning if you like that sort of thing, perhaps not to everyone's taste.

'Piglet', Amazon.co.uk



I won this book from the site and absolutely loved it. A hysterical surrealist take on what is out there after life on earth, or next to life on earth, or simultaneous with life on earth, or whatever. A story of Gods in kilts, crystal clear memories, and walls made of our pixelated fears. Delightful. Jeannette M, Goodreads



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I also won Paradise in the goodreads competition...and I am really glad that I did ... Sometimes you want to hit the main character on the back of the head and tell him to stop being a wuss, but how would you react if you had to build a paradise controlled by some used-car-salesman-style gods? If you like quirky and surreal stories about the afterlife, then I would highly recommend Paradise. Katie Webb, Goodreads



A superb rollercoaster of a story; loved every minute! Phil Groom of the Christian Bookshops Blog
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