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Gravestone by Travis Thrasher
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Jul 10, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: christian-fiction, young-adult-lit, 2011
Read from July 08 to 10, 2011

I'm just really having a hard time getting on board with this genre of Christian fiction. It's categorized as "Mystery/Suspense", yet it fits more under "Horror", for me. Maybe I just have too active of an imagination, but I have a hard time reconciling with how much fear is invoked in the gruesome imagery. It's also getting a little old that after 800 pages, Chris still basically has no one he can trust and any answers to questions that we're given are basically negated by the fact that Chris can't trust the person. I'll still plan on reading the other two books when they come out, because I'm curious to see how the author will overcome this evil world he's created, but I definitely will not recommend this book or the one before it to anyone if they're looking for a well-written piece of Christian literature. (Don't even get me started on all the typos.. who hired the editor??)
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Karen So, you also disliked Solitary I believe, were you forced into this one.


Karen Or perhaps you could not stand not to give in and read book # 2 in the series.


Stephanie Joy I read both because a relative recommended them, so I was holding out hope that the writing and use of plot devices would improve. I don't really understand the second comment you made here, but I'm assuming you're implying that I gave in and read the second book? I guess that's what I did, but it was mostly out of curiosity and I thought that maybe, just maybe, Thrasher would start answering any of the cryptic questions that he raised. I'll probably read the others just to see how everything is resolved (or not resolved) at the end, but at this point, I really have no expectations for the books.


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