Tuesday, October 18, 2011

For Me, This Lion Can't Roar!

In Davis Bunn’s latest book, Lion of Babylon, a fantasy world is presented as the setting for this mystery.  If you have the ability to divorce yourself from all aspects of reality, perhaps you would enjoy this book.  This is another book that did not impress me – at all.

Christians, Muslims, professional and commom man all find themselves melding together in a surreal setting where Kumbaya and smores by the campfire must be the norm.  I kept waiting for Peter Pan or Wonder Woman to join this cast of characters bent on bringing world peace!

The author is certainly a masterful writer when it comes to the plot of this story, my concern deals strictly with the character development.  Given the current political atmosphere in the Middle East, and the polarization of views of each side of the religion question, I find it more than a strectch to think these characters could peacefully coexist, much less form a well oiled covert operative group!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through their bloggers review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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