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Into Temptation
Into Temptation
by T. E. Whitaker
Edition: Paperback
Price: $16.95
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The book is very funny and well written, December 18, 2015
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I read this book based on a friend’s recommendation. It’s a religious satire, which focuses on the second coming of God and Jesus’ subsequent inferiority complex. It starts of with Jesus (nicknamed “Josh” in the book) in therapy with Freud, and the book follows Josh’s attempt to solidify his standing on earth with the impending return of his father. He does so with his companion, Lucifer (“Lou”) who incessantly needles and temps Josh at every turn.

The book is very funny and well written. I found myself laughing out loud and, at times, looking up definitions (“putti,” anyone?). Be forewarned-- the content may be controversial to those who are quite religious. As a born and raised Catholic who attends church on a semi-regular basis, I can see how this book may be perceived as being offensive. However, I was able to enjoy it thoroughly as a work of entertaining fiction.

MWF Seeking BFF: My Yearlong Search for a New Best Friend
MWF Seeking BFF: My Yearlong Search for a New Best Friend
by Rachel Bertsche
Edition: Paperback
Price: $13.21
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169 of 185 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Interesting concept, horrible execution, January 18, 2012
I don't usually write reviews on Amazon, but I feel so strongly duped by the amount of positive reviews that I'm wondering if the new friends the author made during her year long search are the ones who actually wrote the 4 and 5-star reviews. Tedious is an accurate description of the book, as another reviewer noted. And it's mind-numbingly so. The author ALREADY has 2 best friends (not to mention 11 other good friends that were bridesmaid contenders), but they live out of town and she is determined to find a local one. She describes 52 "dates" she has with women in a way that comes off as juvenile and middle-school-ish, and her constant references to her summer camp confirms that this chick has a LOT of growing up to do. The straw that broke my back was her description of her yuppie home in a yuppie neighborhood and her acknowledgement that other would want to gawk at her lifestyle. The author has such a complete lack of insight, rarely mentions people that reject her or decline her "dates", and in her eyes is bubbly and funny at all times. I gave the book 2 stars because she few interspersed scientific tidbits about friendship were interesting, but awkwardly peppered throughout the book. This book reeks of "Julie and Julia" aspirations, but falls so flat and is way less charming and honest. If you're over the age of 25, it's very likely that you find the book (and the author) really annoying.
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