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The Son of Man Paperback – June 28, 2011
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"Cometh the Hour" by Jeffrey Archer
Cometh the Hour is the penultimate book in the Clifton Chronicles and, like the five previous novels - all of which hit the New York Times bestseller list - showcases Jeffrey Archer's extraordinary storytelling with his trademark twists. Learn more | See author page
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I sincerely hope that you will find my novel entertaining and that you will continue the journey on through the next three books in the series.
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I give this book 3 and 1/2 starts.
The story isn't exactly as it seems before you start reading. It focuses on the second coming of Christ, but that second coming is going to be accomplished through use of science and technology (i.e. Cloning) instead of miraculous conception. The parallell to the story of christ's first coming is uncanny including John the Baptist (Brother Michael in Modern Day), disciples of christ and plenty of miracles. This all perpetrated by a group of religious separatists known as the "Vinces" They set out to clone the son of god and oh my goodness they succeed.
Pros. C.W Johnson is a brilliant writer in his use of structure and verbiage. The arc of the story proceeds well and the plot is articulated and clear. The characters with the exception of one in particular are good, you like some, you hate others and some you are totally indifferent to. It appears this is done by design and so I count this as good writing.
Cons: Maria is a terrible character. She is so hard to understand and connect with I find myself wishing she wasn't around at all. This may have been done purposefully as you're not supposed to be in love with every character in every book. But for me this character ruined much of the story. I also think that the pacing could have been better. The Son of Man is a BIG book. Its long and at times drawn out. My final con is this book is not for the kiddos. This is very much an adult book right down to a priest thats in to child pornography and under age sex with little boys. (Which to be honest I thought was a silly addition to the storyline.Read more ›
Like another reviewer I didn't like Maria. Father Jenkins once stated "she is conniving" but didn't elaborate nor did it ever reveal what he meant by that. I agreed and kept waiting for anything, something. Couldn't stand her. Also, was Todd an idiot? He would have to be, I didn't buy the unconditional love and sexless marriage, maybe if they had been married for 10 years, but as newlyweds, no way. I didn't like Jesus/Brother Michael - very creepy dude. Very, very creepy. And his sidekicks and their women, very weird. Who were these morons? Couldn't he have found other disciples? I kept waiting for them to be locked up and put into the psychiatric hospital Maria was in. Who was he representing? Who was the "father"? I'm guessing it was Satan? Would God really be ok with drug dealing? Torture? Mind Control? Laundering money? Scamming the citizens for their land? etc. I do not know, I'm not religious, but in my mind - NO, at least not any God that I know of. I liked Blaze/Father Jenkins until it was revealed he was a pedophile. What the heck was that all about? What happened to Jim Donohue? He just dropped off the page never to return. Why was Dr. Perez stalked and murdered? Never cleared that one up either. What about the "other girl" who died in childbirth, how weird was throwing that paragraph in?Read more ›
This editor and proofreaders should be strung up. We have extremely poor punctuation throughout, frequent and completely illogical use of ellipses (...), and blatant misspellings and use of homynyms.
"But the police...how...what charges?"
"Uhh...it's just that...I read alot...I guess."
When the young man needs advice we read, "Father Jim, I need your council."
Regarding people held in a jail cell we see, "Avoiding someone in the same cubical was almost impossible."
Gave up halfway through; couldn't stand any more, and hated all of the characters with the exception of the unborn baby, who was inoffensive up to that point.
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While scanning the free books, I came across The Son of Man and read the synopsis. Not one who is fond of reading religious and preachy books, I was quite intrigued by the premise... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Eeva Lancaster
Charles W. Johnson had a good idea for a book. I enjoyed his style and creativity. Unfortunately, I was very distracted by the typos, mostly missing quotation marks. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Lori Glory
Could not put this fabulous book down! Author's jumps from sub-plots to next ones kept me hooked. Liked his clever use of Scripture, appreciated his detailed knowledge of naval... Read morePublished 9 months ago by M. Amodemo
Yes, this Kindle version needs editing and there are many typo' s and a plethora of punctuation errors but, the story is phenomenal and thought provoking. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Stanley Barton
Still left questions about Brother Michael. Was he evil or sent from God to protect Maria and the baby? Hooray for the good guy.Published 10 months ago by Maureen Goodman