Mercury Falls is a novel that is full of surprises. From reading the description, I was not completely sure what I was getting into. Yet after getting a few pages in, I was hooked. The pacing was excellent. And the novel brilliantly examines the idea of free will in a deliciously humorous way. I have to say that I have never read anything like this novel. The closest thing that I can relate this novel to is Monty Python. To be honest, the whole time I was reading the novel, I could just picture the actors doing a play version of this novel. And it made me laugh even more.Thankfully, there is a lot more to the novel than just laughs. Kroese has a great ability to blend theology with humor, satire, and a bunch of other elements. After reading this novel, I know that it is not going to be for everyone, and some may even take offense. However, I think that Kroese is very respectful of different religious ideals. His novel is not meant to poke fun at religion, but more to poke fun at aspects of our society. But those brave enough to take the journey into this Apocalypse themed novel, you are in for a first class treat.