God has finished the world. He has done his 150 terms. He can retire. He choose to move in with St Peter on the last floor of a tower block, overlooking humanity. Sometimes, he plays dominos with St Peter, but mostly, he is bored. He hears the downstairs neighbours having a good time and he is jealous. Their happiness hurts him. This is when he decides to work out all those ills, great and small, that make the daily life of men a misery: mosquitoes, famine, rust, fish bones, mondays, acne, oil, wasps, ITV, the plague, overpopulation, crying children, cholesterol…
Every night, God and St Peter have a hell of a time. After creating the paradise on earth, God was inventing an inferno.
God’s goodness is much talked about, his cruelty less so, but Jean-Louis Fournier decided to remind us about all the God of Love’s Machiavellian inventions, all that can turn human life into hell. In fact, God doesn’t love men: that is the message this insolent, cheerful book conveys for the greatest entertainment of the free spirited reader.
Jean-Louis Fournier is the author of numerous books including, Il a jamais tué personne mon papa, J’irai pas en enfer, and Le Petit Meaulne, published by Stock.