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Tribulation Force by Tim LaHaye
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Aug 20, 13

Read from April 14 to 16, 2012

There are almost too many reasons to list about why I disliked this book. A short list:

- The dialogue takes up the majority of the book and is terribly basic and strained.
- Much over an hour (audiobook format - of a 10 hour book) is spent on tiresome dialogue between two characters clearing up a misunderstanding which very minimally effect their romantic relationship. Later, one of the main characters plans to marry a newly introduced character with less than 5 minutes of introduction of that character and development of their relationship.
- The author explains things in such a labored, step by step process; he has to believe that his audience has no ability to think on their own.
- (Note, the book is dated as it was written in the early 90s.) The author seems to have no concept of technological or scientific fields. Example: He specifically uses a 757 as the flagship airplane of the book, having it make runs from the American Midwest to the Middle East - a 757 has a maximum range of roughly 4,000 miles - O'Hare to Tel Aviv is more than 6,000 miles. Example: He states that a character plays a DVD in a VCR and that the DVD must be rewound at the end of watching so that the next person may use it.
- There's no subtly in pushing the Christian worldview and 'goal' of the book to convert as many people to a life accepting of Christ as possible.
- Women are consistently presented as emotional, incapable, followers who are only useful in creating meaningless drama and serving as love interests.
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Audrey In the first book, the author doesn't mention DVDs, as they weren't used back then. It was a tape, which was common. Also, the 757 is flown from New York to the Middle East, not from Chicago.


Lauren That is the case in the first book. This is a review for the second book. Just like when reading a book, reading comprehension is valuable.


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