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Jesus, My Father, the CIA, and Me by Ian Morgan Cron
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May 19, 12

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Read in May, 2012

Easy to read, very lyrical at times. I'm glad I read it, but I'm heartily tired of the one-sentence paragraphs that are so often used for effect nowadays, & this author is very fond of them.

Or maybe his editor was.

(See, isn't that annoying?)

Plus bitter experience has taught me to be extra-wary of narcissistic types. Cron's father is, & so is Cron himself, though he seems to have his reined in via spiritual direction & commitment to his family. I respect that discipline & am not sure how he could have balanced his writing better, so let's just say this is my hypersensitivity.

We don't find out till rather late in the book just why he never wanted to be at home with his father, who up until that time just seems to have been lolling around in drunken stupors, occasionally getting up to yell & then staggering off. Unpleasant but not horrifying. I think the revelation would have served the book better early on.

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