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Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis
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Jun 01, 2011

it was ok

** spoiler alert ** This book is one of those which you keep reading because you want to know what happens at the end but you don’t really have any hope of it turning out any differently than it already is. There was a complete blasting of any leadership position in Christianity in the person of Elmer. He was everything a hypocrite is supposed to be, and on top of that he was obnoxious and fairly disgusting. The book seemed to be the same story over and over again on progressively grander scales – Elmer has an idea to become more famous, Elmer puts plan into action without considering anyone but himself, Elmer almost gets disgraced, Elmer emerges triumphant and more famous than ever.

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