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1.0 out of 5 stars unimpressed, 22 May 2009
This review is from: Rasputin: The Last Word (Paperback)
I'm afraid I haven't finished this book - within the first few chapters I was heartily sick of hearing that the author did this, the author did that, and there was precious little fact to back up opinion. On page 30 the author states the opinion that; as in the cases of Hitler and Stalin; the fact that there was a series of infant deaths before Rasputin's birth should be taken to mean that God was giving a sign that the parents should not have procreated - and I find this kind of comment unneccessary, unhelpful and not what I wanted to be reading about when I pick up a book titled "Rasputin". I would far rather recommend Alex De Jonge's book on the subject, it carries opinion, but solidly backed with fact, and assumes that the reader has the intellegence to make their own judgement. It also has a pleasing lack of "preaching of opinion" by comparison
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Initial post: 5 Jun 2010 00:48:51 BDT
neko83 says:
so you have no interest in spirituality?

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Jul 2010 01:33:36 BDT
Po Bear says:
What's spirituality got to do with the author's comments? Spirituality is an awful lot different from preaching, and I think that suggesting that someone shouldn't have been born is a far from "christian" attitude!

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Jul 2010 02:19:22 BDT
neko83 says:
I didn't say christian I said spiritual. And why do you call yourself 'the author'? You were the one that wrote the review so why not just say 'my comments'.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Sep 2010 06:36:57 BDT
Po Bear says:
Forgive me, I put "the author's comments", as that's what i was talking about, not my own comments. I think we may be at cross purposes here - just what exactly did you mean when you suggested that I have no interest in spirituality?
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