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The Son of Man (The Son of Man series Book 1) Kindle Edition
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I give this book 3 and 1/2 starts.
The story isn't exactly as it seems before you start reading. It focuses on the second coming of Christ, but that second coming is going to be accomplished through use of science and technology (i.e. Cloning) instead of miraculous conception. The parallell to the story of christ's first coming is uncanny including John the Baptist (Brother Michael in Modern Day), disciples of christ and plenty of miracles. This all perpetrated by a group of religious separatists known as the "Vinces" They set out to clone the son of god and oh my goodness they succeed.
Pros. C.W Johnson is a brilliant writer in his use of structure and verbiage. The arc of the story proceeds well and the plot is articulated and clear. The characters with the exception of one in particular are good, you like some, you hate others and some you are totally indifferent to. It appears this is done by design and so I count this as good writing.
Cons: Maria is a terrible character. She is so hard to understand and connect with I find myself wishing she wasn't around at all. This may have been done purposefully as you're not supposed to be in love with every character in every book. But for me this character ruined much of the story. I also think that the pacing could have been better. The Son of Man is a BIG book. Its long and at times drawn out. My final con is this book is not for the kiddos. This is very much an adult book right down to a priest thats in to child pornography and under age sex with little boys. (Which to be honest I thought was a silly addition to the storyline.)
Overall, I thought the story was well worth the 99 cents I paid for it. It is something different for sure. If you like thriller books and interesting religious mythology, you should like this book. I don't think this book is for everyone however. People with strong religious ties might be offended. I'm quite religious and it didn't often me but a word of warning before you dive head first.
Collin J. Earl Author of Harmonics: Rise of the Magician and Harmonics: Revelations.
Like another reviewer I didn't like Maria. Father Jenkins once stated "she is conniving" but didn't elaborate nor did it ever reveal what he meant by that. I agreed and kept waiting for anything, something. Couldn't stand her. Also, was Todd an idiot? He would have to be, I didn't buy the unconditional love and sexless marriage, maybe if they had been married for 10 years, but as newlyweds, no way. I didn't like Jesus/Brother Michael - very creepy dude. Very, very creepy. And his sidekicks and their women, very weird. Who were these morons? Couldn't he have found other disciples? I kept waiting for them to be locked up and put into the psychiatric hospital Maria was in. Who was he representing? Who was the "father"? I'm guessing it was Satan? Would God really be ok with drug dealing? Torture? Mind Control? Laundering money? Scamming the citizens for their land? etc. I do not know, I'm not religious, but in my mind - NO, at least not any God that I know of. I liked Blaze/Father Jenkins until it was revealed he was a pedophile. What the heck was that all about? What happened to Jim Donohue? He just dropped off the page never to return. Why was Dr. Perez stalked and murdered? Never cleared that one up either. What about the "other girl" who died in childbirth, how weird was throwing that paragraph in? Shouldn't that have been more detailed?
Other than the above I thought it was an interesting storyline, it was quite busy with an asteriod, cloning, prison, creepy miracles, etc. Fit into my love of cheesy-sci-fi just perfectly.