- Explore more great deals on thousands of titles in our Deals in Books store.
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Other Sellers on Amazon
+ $3.99 shipping
+ $3.99 shipping
+ $3.99 shipping
The Knowledge of Good & Evil Hardcover – Bargain Price, July 19, 2011
|New from||Used from|
The Amazon Book Review
Discover what to read next through the Amazon Book Review. Learn more.
Frequently bought together
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
Special offers and product promotions
HARRIET KLAUSNER, Amazon #1 Reviewer: "This thought-provoking, exhilarating thriller asks many questions about religious dogma as Kleier questions contradictions between free will and forbidden fruits. The story line is fast-paced." “The Knowledge of Good and Evil is a tough, savory, formidable thriller layered with plenty of angst and adventure. Glenn Kleier is a pro who delivers his promising premise with a flawless execution.” “The Knowledge of Good and Evil is a fantastical puzzle of mystery upon mystery set against the broad tapestry of a fierce, diabolical running battle that actually culminates in heaven and hell. I defy anybody to put this one down!” “One of the most intriguing tales of the decade!” “Few millenial thrillers are likely to be as entertaining as this... the pace is furious and the plotting is handled with style and wit.” “An impressively imagined debut.”
Publishers Weekly: Kleier's undeniably gripping 2nd thriller is bound to provoke as many arguments as his controversial first novel, THE LAST DAY. It's the first of a trilogy, and Kleier's many fans will hope they won't have to wait long for the next
Salvador SeBasco, member National Book Critics Circle, host of CNN affiliate, The Inside View Show "5 (heavenly) stars out of 5--Kleier's THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD & EVIL is a tasty morsel for the intellect and spiritual risk taker...an enchanting interlude that goes where no book has before."
Shelf Awareness: The detailed hierarchy of Heaven and the fearsome demons of Hell give fantasy fans a reason to pick up this title...thriller readers will find excitement. The beating heart of this novel lies in its message of faith and finding peace at any cost. Sweeping, thoughtful, fun...let's hope the second book is soon to follow!
Science Fiction Scope: Kleier's internationally acclaimed and controversial first novel thrust a contentious female messiah onto the world. Now he returns with a second suspense thriller, equally irreverent and certain to raise a bigger stir. A fast-paced, provocative tale that probes the darkest corners of the Great Unknown.
--Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of The Paris Vendetta
--David Hagberg, New York Times bestselling author of The Expediter
--Clive Cussler on The Last Day
--Chicago Tribune on The Last Day
--Kirkus Reviews (starred review) on The Last Day
“The Knowledge of Good and Evil is a tough, savory, formidable thriller layered with plenty of angst and adventure. Glenn Kleier is a pro who delivers his promising premise with a flawless execution.”
“The Knowledge of Good and Evil is a fantastical puzzle of mystery upon mystery set against the broad tapestry of a fierce, diabolical running battle that actually culminates in heaven and hell. I defy anybody to put this one down!”
“One of the most intriguing tales of the decade!”
“Few millenial thrillers are likely to be as entertaining as this... the pace is furious and the plotting is handled with style and wit.”
“An impressively imagined debut.”
From the Inside Flap
Cleverly tied together, a bonafide page-turner. Mr. Kleier's message is one that everyone should know and live by." --The New York Journal of books --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Browse award-winning titles. See more
If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
Top Customer Reviews
Back to the Bible, and of course the Vatican for source material, add a daring, and dashing
young ex-priest with a pure heart and a crisis of faith and you have an idea about what this
book in about. Ian Baringer made a name for himself when he was still a priest by performing
an act of heroism, and saving lives.
Despite the acclaim heaped upon him by the church, he still struggled. Having lost his parents in
a tragedy that could well have taken his life as well, he longed to see them again. He left the church and began a quest to find a way into the afterlife. His research and personal experiences convinced him that only
by experiencing a NDE, near death experience, could he find them. They had lost their lives protecting
him, saving his life. He felt that it was impossible to go on with his own life, until he did all that he could
to thank them, even traveling beyond death itself.
Angela was not only a co-worker, but his fiancee. They made up a paranormal investigating team for
a popular television show. This and his own personal wealth gave him the tools he needed on
his quest to journey beyond physical death. He had an ingrained goodness and belief in miracles, and
Angela was a skeptic. This gave balance to his mission, and to his life. Then things got even more interesting.
Friends in high places were able to help him, even as others were trying to take his life away for good. Are there some secrets that should never be revealed?
[Spoiler Alert: the following may give information which will disclose the unexpected last quarter of the book] Predictable only in retrospect, the last quarter of the book brings together vivid journeys both the Hell and to Heaven. Very much like Milton's work only written in modern language. The description of Hell is quite amazing, even to those who have read Milton. Heaven is somewhat too caricatured, perhaps because of the brief time the protagonist is there. Regardless, these travels are well worth the read. May cause the reader to reevaluate his or her life, although it is not sermonizing. Even if taken allegorically (after all it is a novel and the writer is not a prophet), one does begin to think about what is important in life.]
But, I didn't like it. I think that the treatment of religion bothered me to the point where I couldn't enjoy the book. The common view of the vast "unchurched" seems to be "Good People Go to Heaven" and "Bad People Don't." That is the foundation of the book, and those who stick to traditional religions are not well treated.
This isn't to say that traditional religions don't deserve their share of demonizing; but, and this is important, I thought the book's treatment was shallow and way to "new-age" for me. IT doesn't help that I have respect for Catholicism and don't think the Pope is a deliberately unseemly character.
So, there you have it. I think the book was pretty well written and plotted, but the subject matter turned me off to the story line and left me feeling like I had wasted my time.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Glenn Kleier is a master at it.Read more