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Agenda Driven- Poorly Written
on February 15, 2004
I am all for books that have a viewpoint they wish to forward. Ayn Rand wrote books supporting her pro-individual, anti-goverment philosophy. These books still hold up today and are chilling in their prophecy.
However, neither author is Ayn Rand.
These two "writers" seem so poorly equipped in their task that they don't even know how to use a thesaurus. (EXAMPLE: "It was a place where negativity had no place") It is just lazy to use the same word twice in one sentence, even if it has another meaning.
Now, the story. an intriguing idea. Nothing more. The characters are flat and two dimensional. The good guys are REALLY good and the bad guys are REALLY bad, and the cast of characters is so numerous you can hardly keep up with who is who. It is the lazy kind of bad writing. The authors just tell you things--(EXAMPLE: "Being a man of integrity")-- instead of showing his integrity. Also there is a need for the authors to REPEAT information, thinking that the reader is so stupid he couldn't remember the occurances of two chapters earlier.
I feel sorry if Evangelical Christianity and Biblical Archeaology are only represented by such amateurish drivel. My suggestion to both authors is to read some good writers-- LEARN YOUR CRAFT.
Avoid the book-- "The Red Tent" is a much better read and a more uplifting religious experience.