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A decent sophomore effort.,
This review is from: The Holy Bible: King James Version (Paperback)
For those of you who don't know, this is God's second novel after the Old Testament. It's a marked improvement, in my opinion. He got rid of a lot of his previous angst and scorn, and has really begun to show some of the maturity present in his later works. He's become a much more loving and kind God, and, noticeably, he doesn't throw nearly as many tantrums as he did in the first book.
That said, there is still vast room for improvement. Plot wise, there isn't really much suspense, and the story can be incredibly repetitive. In like four chapters, he just rewords the same basic story over and over again. To top that off, he puts those chapters one right after the other. Like we wouldn't notice! I like the whole Jesus character, but let's face it, the whole good guy martyr thing has been done before. There was no need to devote so much of the book to that guy.
If you're really looking for a good God read, check out the Koran or the Book of Mormon. They're much more polished. Plus, the storytelling in the Book of Mormon is wild. Some people say it goes too far and point to it as evidence that God's over the hill, but I beg to differ. Just read it. God's like a genius or something. I mean, magic spectacles! Tell me that isn't awesome. I don't know how he dreams up some of this crap.
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Initial post: Mar 26, 2009 9:29:17 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 26, 2009 9:31:13 AM PDT
Posted on Apr 7, 2009 11:29:41 AM PDT
McKay Salisbury says:
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 12, 2009 3:32:05 PM PDT
T. Sutton says:
The point of science is the attempt a disproving itself in order to get rid of any idea or theory which does not make sense. If we wanted to simply prove something it would be quite easy, just stop your research once the data supports your hypothesis.
Believe what you will, but supporting your belief system with poorly conducted science doesn't help your argument and neither do ad hominems.
Posted on Sep 2, 2009 5:11:25 PM PDT
J. Bergman says:
That is genius. This is a brilliant review. I often find this book misfiled in bookstores, and help out the nice store by reshelving it correctly under "Science Fiction".
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 22, 2009 4:44:06 PM PDT
Lori R. Silveira says:
My son does the same thing!
Posted on Feb 20, 2010 8:17:19 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 20, 2010 8:18:20 AM PST
Great Review. But he leaves out the best book of the Bible, Revelation! We're talkin' War, Famine, Earthquakes, Plauges of Locusts (I know it's been done before but it never gets old), Satan cast to Earth, Dragons and Beasts of land and sea stirring up all kinds of trouble. And that's just the beginning! I haven't even gotten to the Angels or the Anti-Christ. I don't want to be a spoiler so I'll leave it at that. You should pick up this book even if you only read the last chapter. God saved his best stuff for the end.
Posted on Nov 10, 2010 1:08:22 PM PST
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Z Espinal, Mass says:
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Brynne Stamatis says: