Let me ask whether the reviewer `Killistean' has actually read the book.
Certainly his `review', which has appeared very fast indeed after the book hit the shops, could have been written without reading it.
Prima facie it looks like he is using the Amazon review facility as a political platform. He may not like Patriarch Kirill, which is his right, but the review section is there to review books, not play politics.
In my view the book is worth reading for those genuinely interested in the Russian church and the thinking behind its particular stance on church-state relations. It also offers a unique, direct access to the mind of the leader of the largest Orthodox confession, allowing the reader to come to his own judgement on the man, rather than through the eyes of third parties. It is not without some weaker points, an open and honest discussion and critique of which would advance and sharpen both the current debate on the role of religion and politics and the dialogue between the Russian Orthodox Church and other Christian confessions.