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The Antichrist Mind-Controls Everyone, This Is No Fun Anymore: Left Behind Chapter 25, Part 2

March 29, 2016 by


Previously in the last chapter of Left Behind, the antichrist has “Who me? Aw, shucks”-ed his way to a brand new political office in charge of the entire world. Despite devoting considerably more of its almost 500 pages to an intricate political thriller narrative than to, you know, the apocalpyse, it is not particularly clear how […]

No One Is Sure Who The Antichrist Is For A Chapter: Left Behind Chapter 24

March 22, 2016 by


It’s the second-last week of Left Behind! Guess how many times I’ve mistyped “Buck” as “Fuck” the last three months. Left Behind: Chapter 24 The penultimate chapter of this book about the rapture begins with its world-renowned journalist main character Buck “getting a head start on his article on the theory behind the disappeareances”, which happened […]

Buck Is The Answer To Chloe’s Actual F***ing Prayers: Left Behind Chapter 22

March 15, 2016 by


We’re getting pretty close to the end of the first Left Behind, which is a series that apparently have like four hundred books in it. We’re not interested in reading all that. Ariel and I have been talking and making, but we’re curious what our readers want. Leave a comment if you have more to say […]

Buck and Chloe Sitting in a Tree: Left Behind Chapter 20

March 8, 2016 by


T-A-L-K-I-N-G. What? Did you think I was suggesting they hook up in this chapter? In this book? Goodness. Leave room for Jesus. Left Behind: Chapter 20 Rayford and Chloe arrive at the hotel that Buck and Hattie are at, hopefully finally tying these two increasingly disparate stories into a sensible whole. Although “sensible” doesn’t really seem to […]

I Guess Steve’s A Bad Guy Now: Left Behind Chapter 18

March 1, 2016 by


Left Behind: Chapter 18 Left Behind accidentally sums up its recent events a little too well. “Did you hear about those kooks at the Wailing Wall?” Steven said. “Like I’m interested in that right now,” Buck said. It’s like even Left Behind is having a hard time caring about the events of Left Behind. Buck and Steve […]

Buck Makes A Deal With The Antichrist, I Guess: Left Behind Chapter 16

February 23, 2016 by


Spoiler warning? I still don’t know if we’re actually supposed to know if Carpathia is the antichrist yet. I mean, it could not be more obvious, but this is a book about the Rapture that had to tell us crime was happening rather than show us any crime to convince us that it was the […]

Carpathia Still Has Like No Dialogue: Left Behind Chapter 14

February 16, 2016 by


Left Behind: Chapter 14 This chapter drops us right into the middle of one of my biggest problems with Left Behind. The book’s message is that literally no part of who you are matters unless you’re a “true Christian*”, and then it spends apparently 16 books defining that asterisk. So then by definition, that should mean that the people […]

The Book Asks Us To Pretend That Rayford Isn’t Already Way Into God Now: Left Behind Chapter 12

February 9, 2016 by


Left Behind: Chapter 12 Before the news of his death gets out, Buck reaches out to his family and colleagues. As you might have imagined from our short time with Buck and/or the typical quality of writing in Left Behind, Buck does not handle this particularly tactfully. “I’m really sorry about this, Dad, but you’re […]

Assassination! The Rapture Is Finally Getting Somewhere! Left Behind Chapter 10

February 2, 2016 by


Do you like our blog, but wish you could read it on the go? We have new eBooks for Life and Death (aka the gender-swapped Twilight) and the entire Fifty Shades trilogy. And if you really like our blog and want MORE, did you know Bad Books, Good Times is on Patreon? We post extra stuff over there; last weekend we […]

Actually, It’s About Ethics In Conspiracy Theory Journalism: Left Behind Chapter 8

January 26, 2016 by


Yes, the amount of snow we got in NYC last weekend is exactly as much as you heard it was. Left Behind: Chapter 8 Back at the headquarters of what is increasingly difficult to take as the world’s premiere news organization, Buck is still trying to convince his boss that he needs to go to […]