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Sacred Bones

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  • Posted February 23, 2009

    Sacred Bones Rattling In Well Worn Territory

    An ossuary of a man crucified discovered beneath Jerusalem and the intrigue and violence that surrounds it has the makings of a fair thriller.

    In Sacred Bones however, I found author Michael Byrnes a bit overstretched at times and tedious in his attempts in accuracy at others.

    This is the type of book would be fun if you know nothing about Jerusalem, archaeology, religious history/politics and military tactics. But if you are noted or quasi-expert in any of those fields, you will sadly find yourself rolling your eyes and groaning.Generally not wholesale mistakes, but there are a few, but enough pin pricks that the story slowly sinks.

    Really, the strongest attributes of Sacred Bones is that Byrnes, unlike author Dan Brown, doesn't seem to take himself or the subject too seriously. It is what it is. A story on the fringe of plausibility.

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  • Posted February 18, 2009

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    Look at the cover and you know what's coming. The book has great forensic details and wonderful descriptions of Jerusalem and Rome but the characters are stilted, even the bad guy is much too fake and the crime he commits to get the bones is so not believable.<BR/><BR/> Too many print and visual artists out there looking to create a tsunami in Christianity. Good luck.

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  • Posted February 2, 2009

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    This book is a tough slog. The characters and plot are so predictable. The story jumps from place to place with no smooth transitions.<BR/><BR/> That being said, I have to finish it to see if I was right.

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    Posted February 19, 2010

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