Memoir of a Doomsday Prophet

Fiction - Fantasy - Urban
232 Pages
Reviewed on 04/01/2021
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Pikasho Deka for Readers' Favorite

Surreal and hypnotic, Randall DeVallace's Memoir of a Doomsday Prophet takes the reader through the journey of a man named Edwin Block as he searches for his purpose in life. After failing his final exam, Edwin Block ponders his future when an eccentric man named Barry Blakenship, a.k.a. BB, convinces him to steal the statue of Brathwaite College's founding benefactor, Thomas Bartholomew Bradford. While on the run, the duo parts ways and Edwin empties his wallet for a seat on a bus heading to Nebraska. He meets a man named Goodfellow Mortify on the road, who provides him with a copy of Providence's Blessing. Plagued by cryptic visions, Edwin finds himself in a castle made of salt, where he meets the Senechal, who seeks to manipulate him.

Memoir of a Doomsday Prophet is an entertaining thriller. Told through the eyes of an unreliable narrator, it provides a sense of surrealism and mystery to the story. Author Randall DeVallance keeps a slow and steady pace to the narrative for the first half of the book but steps up a gear or two as the story progresses further. The plot feels highly unpredictable, which makes you keep turning the pages in anticipation of its destination. There are few characters in the story, and Edwin and BB share the brunt of the narrative. I found both the characters unique and immersed myself in BB's parents' backstory. Overall, I enjoyed Memoir of a Doomsday Prophet, and if you're a fan of movies such as Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, you should check it out.