Thursday, March 22, 2012

Christian Sci-Fi Book Review

Last night, I finished this book

I read it in less than 2 days. It was very difficult to put down. I attribute that to the story line and my personal interest in it, as I must confess I did not think it was very well-written as a novel.

 The premise of the story is that there are dinosaurs still living hidden in the Congo basin of Africa. Two separate groups begin hunting for 2 different species at around the same time. One group is made up of Game Reserve Rangers looking for whatever is killing elephants and Cape Buffalo. The other group consists of a millionaire backer and creation scientists looking for a specimen to study. Both groups find what they are looking for in their own very different ways.

 On a star scale, I give this book 3 out of 5. I liked it, I did, but it just had some issues.
The dialogue was more a series of monologues than actual conversation.
The romance. Ouch. The romance really should have just been left out. It seemed so contrived, under-developed, and quite unrealistic.

 The good points? I loved the story-line. Loved it. Although I do think it is very much for a specific audience. I fully expect this book to get very poor reviews from a non-Christian/Creationist audience. The author did a great job of explaining the evidence for a creationist viewpoint (in all those monologues), and as a creationist, I quite enjoyed it. His points were valid, and this is a very well-researched book with scientific terms, laws, and evidence explained in very clear terms for the average, non-scientific mind. In that respect, I loved it. I recommend it. I'm going to have my kids read it.

I received a copy of this book from BookSneeze in exchange for my honest review.

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