- File Size: 2287 KB
- Print Length: 353 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: www.robertwalkerbooks.com (April 15, 2010)
- Publication Date: April 15, 2010
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B003HNNJ00
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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#1,067,894 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
- #6291 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery
- #9865 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Thriller
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"Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress"
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The book's formatting was troublesome, especially the absence of any visual cues for scene changes within a chapter. This, plus some specific typographical errors, led me to suspect that this novel's text was scanned and converted using OCR software, and would have benefited from a few hours of a proofreader's time.
No, it's not a great book, and yes, it's formulaic, and some elements of the story line tested my ability to suspend disbelief. But it was an enjoyable read.
I think the author is one to watch and the book's still worth sampling to see if you like it. If the sample floats your boat, the rest of the novel will keep you interested.
If this had been presented as a book from 1985 instead of 2010, I would have given it a higher rating. As it was, he republished it under another title with a new publication date. Unfortunately, I didn't find this out until I had finished reading it and was posting a review.
As I read it, I found it very dated and poorly written. The science wasn't very good even for 1985 and the mystery portion made huge leaps of faith to continue the story. I did finish reading it, but was disappointed that the ending didn't improve the book. I would have written more of what I thought about the book, but I thought it was more important that people know that it isn't a new work and isn't worth reading. If you love the author, then you might like it just to see how his style changed.