Negotiations with God by R.W. Sowrider and John Box is an irreverent story of a man named Rowen who finds himself faced with the task of trying to get his life right so he can finally be accepted into Empyrean, the ultimate destination for the dead. The novel opens with Rowen being chastised by the booming voice of Delemor, a God-like reptile creature that resembles a science fiction alien. Rowen wants to earn entrance into Empyrean and hopefully join the love of his life, Sera.
Sowrider masterfully depicts humanity with all of its warts, imperfections, and vulgarity as he relates Rowen’s travels through multiple lifetimes living under different religions and worshipping various gods. His sharp pen and wild imagination depicts humanity in some of its bleakest moments in the history of the world. He creates vignettes of Rowen’s various reincarnations from participating in the crusades, living under Mazuma and his thirst for child sacrifices, being a eunuch, and being a male prostitute. The book is full of scathing satire from cover to cover. R.W. Sowrider offers an extraordinary reading experience … bound to keep you turning pages to the very end of his comedic masterpiece.