“A story that gives a probing insight into the life of a man who through the reinvention of himself embarks on a life changing journey. Roger Bishop has a remarkable talent for creating real life people you would be interested to know. This books grabs and keeps your attention from the first paragraph all the way to the last. I thoroughly enjoyed Unholy Orders and highly recommend it.”★★★★★
I was not sure what to expect as I began reading this ‘tell all’ book. But I
will tell you that it was not long before I realized it was going to be hard to
put down! You will actually get to know the people quite well as Roger Bishop
has a way to make them come alive to you. This book is truly captivating and I
know you will agree. As I began to near the end, I realized I didn’t want this
book to end, but to just go on for a bit longer! Go ahead buy and read Unholy
Orders, you will be surprised. ★★★★★
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I was pleasantly surprised on receiving my copy of Unholy Orders to find that I
could relate to the characters in the way that they have been portrayed. I feel
that this is a book for all types of people in as much as it is very descriptive
on all accounts. You can easily find at least one aspect of this book to relate
to ones own experience, albeit through the main character or one of the
supporting roles. The believable truth in the storyline makes you want to read
it from start to finish in one go. The way the writer has broken up the
storyline with mini chapters is a bonus in as much as he is presenting the
reader with an insight to the coming story line. I thoroughly enjoyed reading
this book & cannot wait for the Authors next book. ★★★★★
I have just spent the last few days wandering around “Church House” (London
Headquarters of the Church of England). I have sat in on a General Synod, looked
around the dusty vaults, dropped in at Vitello’s Bistro for a Peroni and best of
all had a cheery chat and coffee with Melissa. All this without leaving my
This was down to a brilliant up and coming author Roger Bishop, with
his debut novel. Unholy Orders.
Once you start reading you cannot put it down. You are taken into the book and the characters brought to life.
I love the small chapters, so easy to read. I would definitely recommend this
book. Excellent writing by the author. I look forward to more work from this
Not to be confused with others of same/similar names. To pronounce it a book is hardly revelationary. Yet recent history shows it has been regarded as a work of defamation, a piece of pure fiction, a barely-disguised autobiography; as the aptly-named author suggest, it is for one to make up ones own mind. An excellently written book (debut! Hard to believe, as one reads the effortlessly flowing words and engaging character development and plot) it is to be sure. I found myself wanting to know more, more and yet more… and as often or as not as the author (sagely) chose, it came. I am glad that ‘Richard…found the time, and discovered the inclination, to write a book’. Few would. We have hardship. We have strength. We have insight, history, analogy, intrigue, compassion and an interest which continues to surprise me. It is one of the very few books I would choose to re-read – without waiting five years to forget it, because forgetting it ain’t going to happen. This is not an irreligious or sanctimonious book, it is not a bible/church-bashing book, it is a work of what one makes of it; but one enriching, and interesting to the final word, it absolutely is. I recommend it unreservedly, and that’s as rare from me as the author’s talent is among authors.
This book is a winner and an absolute must read! The characters are believable, real people who came to life before my eyes. I consider myself to be spiritual rather than religious, as I have never approved of the hypocrisy of oragnised religion. Needless to say, Unholy Orders reinforces my beliefs. It is important to stress though, that even if one isn’t interested in the inner workings of the church, Unholy Orders is also a reflection of human beings and what makes people tick.
This isn’t just a good read from a first time novelist. This is a good read, period.
“Just finished reading Unholy Orders. It is so uncanny that I find myself with a tear in my eye as I remember my own experience similar to this story.” (emailed )
Thoroughly enjoyed this unusual story. Nice to see that tension can build without gratuitous anything. Many intriguing grey areas in the developing plots. The book was vey plausible, perhaps it should be labelled in the ‘Faction’ category. I would like to read more from the Roger Bishop mind of justifiable plunder. In spite of the mismanaged Church of England setting some prayers were undoubtedly answered. If my eulogy confuses then I suggest reading Unholy Orders. ★★★★
When I received this book I was under the impression it was a book completely
about the church, I was so wrong!!
This amazing story of a man and his
family through the tough times straight to the uplifting ending was wonderful to
Roger Bishop does an excellent job of bringing each and every character
in this book to life. You actually feel as though you know them
personally.I especially liked the way the chapters were done into short
reads, if time did not permit a long sit to read.
I do hope there is more to come from Mr Bishop, as I would highly recommend this book!! ★★★★★
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting,January 1, 2014
The story of Richard Walker who sets out on a life changing journey only to stumble into the corruption that goes on within the Church of England. The author takes you into a world that many never see. A satisfying read as I take religious books with a pinch of salt but interesting to see the inner workings of any organisation. Without giving anything away, the great themes of human existence play themselves out as the story unfolds. The author did his homework as this book delivers the full story that hides behind many of the news headlines like “What happens to the money you donate?”
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@rogertheriter Amazing story!! Loved the format, story line and especially the ending!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT
Just finished reading. Honestly one of the best books I’ve ever read!
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