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Completely misleading title and badly written
on 21 July 2015
The title is completely misleading. The book is actually about John the Baptist and how the author of the book believes he is the true head of the 'one world true religion'. The book repeats itself, as if the author believes the reader cannot remember what they have read five pages before. That can get more than a bit annoying after a chapter or two. Also, the incessant pushing of her other books every few pages and more 'reminders' of why it is 'so important' that you read (and of course buy) all of those as well to 'fully' get her picture of life is unnecessary and disruptive to the text.
Worst of all the book is very boring. There was one chapter that had something of interest in it but I had read a better account of it in another author's book anyway and she was merely rewording something she had got from other authors.
Also, parts of the book describe torture in detail, which adds nothing, but appears to be in the book to provoke emotions from the reader just to get you to agree with her anger with the Catholic Church. I have read other books that describe the history of what the Catholic Church have done over the years and they were much better, those books were reasoned while this one is just trying to push people's buttons. Lynn Picknett's angry tone pervades the book and reading pages of her angry rants is not interesting or informative and has an exhausting effect after a while of reading through them,
I have read several of Lynn Picknett's books and unfortunately they all seem to have one running theme about John the Baptist being the head of her own personal religion and her repeated attempts to convert everyone else to her ideas. Also, they all appear angry, repetitive and badly written. In hindsight it has been a waste of my time (and money) reading them actually.
There are so many other much better authors in this area so don't waste your time and money on this book.