I wasn't a huge fan of this book. I suppose the concepts were interesting enough - A teacher in the US hears about a manuscript in Peru that is supposI wasn't a huge fan of this book. I suppose the concepts were interesting enough - A teacher in the US hears about a manuscript in Peru that is supposed to provide insight on where the world and its people are headed. When he gets to Peru, he finds that the government is trying to destroy the document (very DaVinci Code-esk). The manuscript explains that we, the human race, will be becoming more conscious of ourselves and how we treat others by recognizing the energy that we possess. In the words of another reviewer, it encourages a spiritual, but not religious, awakening.
Unfortunately, for me the writing lacked a little something. The characters and dialogue were blunt and flat. The author merely walked you through the events in a systematic fashion - everything that was supposed to happen, did. I felt like the novel was just a way for the author to express his opinion about what he thinks society should be. He drew up a few characters to help this expression, but his novel was sorely missing the finesse of storytelling. ...more