Another cutting-edge thriller set at the intersection of science, religion, and history from the bestselling author of The Last Templar...more
New York Times bestselling author Raymond Khoury, whose debut novel, The Last Templar, has sold more than a million copies in the United States, and whose second, The Sanctuary, was also a major national bestseller, returns with The Sign.
I don’t mind bad writing. I sometimes reread things I write—and I tolerate myself (on even days). What gets my goat is having a really good idea totally fucked by someone with the literary style of a twelve year old.
This was so bad, I actually started re ...more
The Sign examines the power of iconography and symbology in a conflicted world teeming with deeply held and seemingly irreconcilable political, bureaucratic, religio ...more
I imagine somewhere next to or under Mr. Khoury's writing desk sits a cardboard box full of cardboard people. There's the cardboard hot chick who's got some smarts to go with her other, umm, assets. There's the cardboard ex-con turned legit businessman and part-time hero who can't possibly contact the authorities since they won't believe ...more
Characters were strictly cardboard, plot was ridiculous, time was wasted.
While the action is good and the book is hard to put down - I'll give him that - the author seems to be obsessed with a very naive, black-and-white dichotomy between religion and science, predictably turning any spi ...more
Is this a prophecy or as Matt Sherwood, reformed car thief, thinks, not all that it seems. The symbol, begins to show up, in other places, should we believe, it's a sign God? or is it something else?
Once again, Raymond Khoury, like his international best seller The Last Templar, has left me, ...more
(If not for religion bad thing would not happen) that is rubbish! People will use any excuse.
Picking on organised religion, seemed to be what the book was about. No!,,,,, read it again with mind open!
Human nature, power and control. dangers of having a c ...more
By and large, the book is more of a personal political expression of the author. It's hard to miss that and that's actually okay, if the story would pan out realistically enough.
That's where I am not completely happy with this book... the message has been delivered, but not convincingly enough. At some point, I'm left wondering if the whole rant is not so much against a political ideology as much as it i ...more
i picked it up because i remembered liking another one of his i read. either i was temporarily deranged or the author got worse. mh. not sure which really. overall my impression is that mr khoury wanted far too much with this. always bad with an adventure novel.
what a waste...
A sign is seen in the sky, a reclusive priest is found to be connected. A new religious attitude is being formed and then we find that it is an international conspiracy to promote the USA.
The story is about how a bunch of unrelated people figure out and stop the conspiracy. A large bit not real but good story anyway.
Do people really use guns? It is very sad, sorry state we are in to have to have all these weapons for what? Life has to be exciting, but what should it be? How should we make friends? By going to book groups. When literature deviates from what makes sense or looks anything like my own ...more
Ok, I grabbed it because we were going camping and there are a lot of hours around the campfire to fill (I get up hours before everyone else) although apocalypse books all tend to be written with anti-religion, anti right sentiment anymore, took it out of the library anyway. Thank goodness I didn't pay actual fiat money for it.
Although I'm not organized religion, this book was definitely written with an anti-Christian opinion. That aside, the characters were awful, the chas ...more
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Raymond came to writing thrillers from a career in screenwriting, which including the BAFTA award winning BBC series SPOOKS (aka MI:5 in the US) and Waking The Dead. ...more