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Evil? by Timothy Carter
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Jun 06, 2012

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bookshelves: fantasy, humor, literature-fiction, religion-spirituality, lgbtq, young-adult, advance-reading-copy-advance-uncorr, owned-books
Read from June 04 to 05, 2012 — I own a copy , read count: 1

Mr. Carter certainly has a bee in his bonnet about so-called Christian values and that smug disdain permeates almost every paragraph in this book. However, although it does shift the onus of responsibility away from human beings on to otherworldly beings, Mr. Carter’s novel avoids the wholesale condemnation that ran rampant throughout his previous novel “Epoch”.

Mr. Carter does come up with a unique reason to explain phobias towards certain sinners that is rather entertaining, which makes this novel worth a look. His characters remain rather one note, falling back on religious dogma whenever they’re called on to think outside the box. But, when circumstances get the righteous thrown off the bandwagon of those surely headed for heaven, then viewpoints undergo radical shifts in behavior, sometimes surprising this reader.

Being an agnostic, this book’s contents initially pandered to my own cynicism about God and the self-righteous. Oddly enough, it brings its main character to a better understanding about his own nature and the grudging acceptance that religious fervor isn’t necessarily out of place in his life and maybe the lives of other unbelievers as well.

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