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Posted January 16, 2012
A bit of a disappointment
Patrick fell way short of my expectations. The title Patrick Son of Ireland made me think it was about Saint Patrick...but it isn't. Or, if it is, it is so fantasized it is hard to connect the character in the book with the Patrick of history. Even at the end of the book, there isn't a connection to tell the reader this character was Patrick.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
I also sensed in this book a bit of "formula writing". Reminiscent of the old western Zane Gray novels--the name of the main character changes, the place changes, but the journey is much the same. For the main character in this book (as in Byzantium...my first introduction to Lawhead) he begins as an aristocrat, is taken in slavery, beaten & mistreated, has a sexual relation, escapes, is extremely smart so is eventually lifted to wealth...ya, dee, dah.
All in all, though well written, with Lawhead's vivid descriptive prose, I felt the plot was weak, and at times wandered.