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Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer
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May 10, 2011

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bookshelves: group-ial, genre-nonfiction, theme-famous-person
Read from April 19 to May 10, 2011

The story of the LDS Church, and its breakaway Fundamentalists,is harsh and brutal. I found it very interesting, but the way the book was written was very hard to follow. Krakauer introduces characters and situations, tells part of the story, and then switches back to another part of the epic. Once he goes back to comment or finish a story, it is difficult to remember who these people were and what their circumstances were. I guess it is not longer fashionable to start a story at the beginning, and follow it through to the end. But, had Krakauer done this, I think I would have found it easier to follow. As it was, about 3/4 of the way through it, my interest flagged.

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