Book Reviews of The Last Day

The Last Day
The Last Day
Author: Glenn Kleier
ISBN-13: 9780446522854
ISBN-10: 0446522856
Publication Date: 11/1997
Pages: 484
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 17 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books Inc
Book Type: Hardcover
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Very intriguing millennial thriller! Enjoy!
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January 1, 2000. The dawn of a new age. The arrival of a mysterious, beautiful woman. The realization of an eternal dream. Or the birth of humanity's oldest nightmare.
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this one is a goody, keps you jumping and wanting not to stop reading
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At a remote research facility in the Negev Desert, a meteor wreaks massive destruction. Meanwhile, at midnight on New Year's Eve, 1999, in Jerusalem, a young and mysterious woman appears who seems to have a powerful gift. She calls herself Jeza, and soon everyone wonders whether she is a prophetess, the Messiah, or the Antichrist. On hand is Jon Feldman, a skeptical reporter for the World News Network. Beset by his own doubts and lack of strong faith, Feldman is nevertheless fascinated and attracted by the mysterious Jeza. Is she truly a manifestation of God, or is she simply the result of a bizarre experiment of bioengineering? Feldman won't rest until he finds out the truth.
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By far my favorite book. I would post this book myself but I can't bear to part with mine.
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I'm not a religious person but I enjoyed this book. The premis is wheather or not a female claiming to be the new messiah is really the daughter of god as she claimes or a clone esceaped from a scientific facility. A little slow in the beginning but very interesting. The "New Messiah' has some very interesting speaches and the bible correlations make for interesting reading. Couple that with the scientific cloning issue and it makes for an interesting story.
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Just in time for the millennium, Glenn Kleier mixes bioengineering and religion, miracles and modern warfare, politics and physics to produce a gripping tale set in the Middle East at the dawn of the 21st century. When a mysterious explosion destroys a top-secret laboratory in the Negev desert on Christmas Day 1999, Jonathan Feldman, a reporter, isn't satisfied with the official explanation. Neither is the Vatican, nor an American fundamentalist preacher, nor the patriarch of the Jehovah's Witnesses, all of whom believe that Armageddon may truly be at hand. After a New Year's Eve earthquake strikes the temple at the Well of David and a mysterious figure appears in the ruins, strange things begin to happen. Reports of miracles filter in from throughout the region, and the legend of Jeza takes on a life of its own. When the young miracle worker chooses Jonathan to connect her to the world and broadcast her warning of the cataclysm to come, the world's religious leaders are plunged into conflict. Seeking to discredit her, they spread the secret of her high-tech, bioengineered birth. But their actions backfire; Jeza's influence grows. Holy wars break out in the Middle East and chaos erupts all over the world. As Easter 2000 approaches, the political situation grows even more tense: Will there be another crucifixion, another resurrection? Kleier handles this complicated plot with ease, and fans of futuristic thrillers won't be disappointed. --Jane Adams

From Library Journal
A combination of scientific thriller, religious satire, and New Age mysticism, this debut novel offers a view of what might happen as the end of the millennium approaches. At a remote research facility in the Negev Desert, a meteor wreaks massive destruction. Meanwhile, at midnight on New Year's Eve, 1999, in Jerusalem, a young and mysterious woman appears who seems to have a powerful gift. She calls herself Jeza, and soon everyone wonders whether she is a prophetess, the Messiah, or the Antichrist. On hand is Jon Feldman, a skeptical reporter for the World News Network. Beset by his own doubts and lack of strong faith, Feldman is nevertheless fascinated and attracted by the mysterious Jeza. Is she truly a manifestation of God, or is she simply the result of a bizarre experiment of bioengineering? Feldman won't rest until he finds out the truth. Kleier's novel offers a view of how organized religion would react to such a threat. Though the prose is pedestrian and the dialog often overwrought, the story is so well paced that most readers will perhaps forgive the other deficiencies.
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Excitement and insights into religious institutions akin to a Dan Brown novel, political intrigue and action similar to a Tom Clancy novel, Biblical themes not unlike Tim Lahay's Left Behind series. Come along as John Feldman, WNN reported, searches for the truth of the enigmatic Jeezza, who mysteriously appears at midnight, New Years Eve 1999. Is she the Messiah? Or the anti-Christ? Perhaps just the outcome of super-secret genetics experiments gone awry? Raises provocative questions and entertains to the surprise ending.
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an appocalyptic thriller. It's the last week of 1999 and the turn of the century will the world end ? still a very good novel
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I just finished this book today. I found it interesting. The characters were well written.
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Different take on the millenium, really liked this book.
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Loved this book! It kept me interested enough that i had trouble putting in down. Great concept!