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Most Helpful Favorable Review

7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

Really, really good twist on a very old story. The redeeming qua

Really, really good twist on a very old story. The redeeming qualities of the "hero", make this a believable and honest story. Bravo!

posted by 4709361 on April 12, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

16 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

Enjoyable, Violent, Quick

I am not going to be one of those reviewers that gives 5 star ratings away to books that don't deserve it. To get 5 stars from me, the book is going to have to astonish me in every aspect. I am also not going to be a long winded review writer. I read some of these revie...
I am not going to be one of those reviewers that gives 5 star ratings away to books that don't deserve it. To get 5 stars from me, the book is going to have to astonish me in every aspect. I am also not going to be a long winded review writer. I read some of these reviews and they go on and on... all the time traveling deeper into topics that don't even belong in the same universe as the review. I will list Pros, Cons, and a Bottom Line. Hoping that the reader of my reviews will get my opinion on the work quickly. QUICK, ACCURATE, INFORMATIVE. After all a review is... an opinion. I am also not a professional writer in any aspect, just a normal guy with the hope that my review will help you find your next great read!

PROS

Strong work of historical fiction. Uses common Biblical stories and expands on them... taking the reader to a whole new level. The book is easily followed, without sounding uneducated. Very quick and fast-passed action sequences that leave the reader wanting to read on. It ties itself up well in the end, very satisfying.

CONS

Most of the book requires historical/religious knowledge. If you are not familiar with the stories surrounding this tale (Birth of Christ, Christ's Life, The Rise of Rome etc.) You will have a hard time grasping the over all quality of the story. Grahame-Smith does a wonderful job foreshadowing coming Biblical events... but if you are not familiar with these upcoming events, the book can fall short. Also this book is not for those with weak stomaches. It can be VERY violent at times, and VERY descriptive in its violence.

BOTTOM LINE

If you are looking for a fun read, have a strong stomach for violence, and some basic religious knowledge Seth Grahame-Smith's Unholy Night is the book for you. Fun and quick, this fictional tale fills in the blanks that the Bible missed.

FAVORITE QUOTE

"'Hug your children,' He said. 'Kiss your mothers and fathers, your brothers and sisters. Tell them how much you love them, every day. Because every day is the last day. Every light casts a shadow. And only the gods know when the darkness will finds us'"


QUICK, ACCURATE, INFORMATIVE.

posted by MrJeffReynolds on May 9, 2012

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    Posted July 6, 2012

    Boring


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