Thursday, December 3, 2009

Book Review: Angel Time

I really wanted to like this book. I mean really. I've never read Anne Rice but I've heard about how great she is from all my friends who read all my life. Her vampire books never appealed to me, but I was thrilled to get her memoir for Christmas last year (even though I have yet to read it). I was so excited for this book to come out and I've been watching for it ever since it was announced.

That said, I didn't really like it. I wanted to like it. I wanted it to be this awesome book that appeals to everyone and fulfills my expectations for "roaring lamb" literature (well-written, critically successful, artisitic expression from a Christian, although not necessarily with a Christian focus). It actually pains me to write this, but as far as books about angels go, I much prefer Frank Peretti's This Present Darkness and Piercing the Darkness. I'm interested to see what my friends think of, but it seemed so overtly Christian to me that I'm surprised to see it marketed as popular rather than inspirational fiction. Don't get me wrong, I'm always thrilled to see Christian authors break out of the ghetto that is Christian fiction, I think I just expected more. The story wasn't all that interesting to me, the writing didn't seem great, and I didn't like the main character at all.

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