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1.0 out of 5 stars utter cr-p don't waste your time, 27 Feb. 2009
This review is from: The Lost Throne (Paperback)
I bought this after reading Chris Kuzneski's "Sign of The Cross" hoping his writing had improved.

I hope in vain.

Kuzneski is a horrible writer, and leading example of the "tell, don't show" school of writing. This is artless, bad, pulp fiction.

In addition, he's an ignoramus, and takes every chance he can get to make his characters insult the Catholic Church (the last remaining acceptable prejudice is being anti-Catholic). One of his characters goes out of his way to purposefully take a dump in a public toilet resembling a Church, and Kuzneski is at pains to describe it. It adds nothing to the plot of character development and is pointless, bigoted Catholic bashing of the lowest order.

Oddly, despite his horrible writing style, Kuzneski has a talent for plots and exciting backdrops and locations. His poor descriptive talents, however, mean these great ideas are wasted.

This story concerns two separate teams of detectives converging on the same mystery and conspiracy from different starting points. Hint: only one team has the beautiful blond (alert Hollywood!). Two hero type former special forces guys track down why a wealthy antiquarian was murdered, while an Interpol detective and his teenage sidekick investigate the savage murder of some smelly old monks in a remote mountaintop monastery.

There is also a treasure map.

Kuzneski is of the "Saw" generation of depicting and describing human murder, so this book is not for the squeamish. Even Mel Gibson or Lucio Fulci would not film this stuff.

Don't waste your time.
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Initial post: 13 Jul 2009 09:57:03 BDT
oi loser! enough of slagging this book big time, i'd like to see you write a novel.
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