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The Son of Man

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

Highly Recommend! You mudt check this out!

I could not put this or the sequel down. I read them almost completely straight through. I can find nothing to capture my interest now....they have spoiled me and my reading list GOOD JOB!!! Now bring on more!

posted by kea208 on April 4, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

13 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

An utterly flawed notion

I downloaded this book on a knee-jerk reaction thinking it would be an entertaining read. I didn't actually start thinking about the underlying notion until I began reading. Unfortunately, that notion seems so utterly flawed to me that I started enjoying the story less ...
I downloaded this book on a knee-jerk reaction thinking it would be an entertaining read. I didn't actually start thinking about the underlying notion until I began reading. Unfortunately, that notion seems so utterly flawed to me that I started enjoying the story less and less. Finally I just quit reading altogether. In most entertainment situations I can suspend disbelief enough to hang in there with the writer, but this was simply more than I could handle. The notion suggests, for example, that the creative imagination and energy of Steve Jobs is contained in his physical genes and that if we just save some of them we could someday bring that extraordinary genius back to life. I believe most people would agree with me that such an idea is pretty silly. Perhaps we could clone a body that looks like him, but (give me a break!) that body would most certainly not contain the same spiritual being. Why would ANY spirit be so attached to A PARTICULAR physical body? In Steve Jobs' case, for example, that physical body was highly susceptible to cancer. It just makes no sense to me. I apologize if my pragmatism, sense of reality, or bluntness offends anyone. I do believe in the spiritual aspect of life; I even believe in reincarnation; but this book just did not work for me.

posted by dnoblee on October 14, 2011

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  • Posted August 20, 2011

    Decent read

    For a free book I can't complain too much. Brother Michael was a relatively poorly developed character; one moment he was a blundering idiot who believed himself to be Jesus, and the next he was a brilliant apostle of sorts. He and his lackeys really had no viable place in the story line, which frustrated me on more than one occasion. I even found myself contemplating his role when I finished the book... It killed some time but I just don't think it was written well enough to warrant my seeking out the second book.

    2 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2013

    Read all 3 so far...

    Interesting concept initially described on nook caught my attention with first book. Altho an easy read, i keep feeling that some thing is missing...perhaps a meatier plot...IDK. some of the characters were rather random and i wondered why author created them at all or even just certainfacets of their character personalities..
    Some characters didnt mesh at all. Read the three books available thus far to see what else developed. If i do not read book 4 of the series, i would be fine with that.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2012

    Loved the premise but not the execution.

    Rather convoluted; lost me a few times in the middle.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 4, 2011

    OK

    This was an okay read.

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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