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Needs some TLC from a good editor,
This review is from: Maya Cosmogenesis 2012: The True Meaning of the Maya Calendar End-Date (Paperback)
This book seems to hold lots of promise when skimmed, but when I actually sat down to read it, I got bogged down in it very quickly. The first chapter seems like an extended foreword. The author makes some references to his travels in Central America, and some anecdotes from his travels might have livened things up quite and made the book more engaging, but no dice. The author seems to repeat himself a lot to no apparent end, and, most frustratingly, he does not provide a big picture before starting his slow slog through the details.
I think a readable book lurks between the covers of this title, but it needs a good editor to bring it out. Readers looking for something which engages the imagination like the works of Terence McKenna, Daniel Pinchbeck, and Jim DeKorne will probably come away disappointed.
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Initial post: Jul 23, 2008 11:57:26 AM PDT
Sharon Angelina says:
Thanks kmo, for the insight. I am looking, however, for information, not entertainment, so this book may be good for me. Your critique did offer me that alternative perspective.
Posted on Aug 1, 2012 7:57:24 PM PDT
Monika Müller says:
It does not only need a TLC it needs also someone who cleans the text of suppositions which go back to the time of the Spanish takeover of Mesoamerica, when Spanish and even Italian priests, who had come to evangelize the natives, wrote about the Maya and the Toltec from their point of view, scriptures Mayan scholars refer to. In this book those Mayan scholars are taken as serious fundament to interpret the Maya.
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