3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Goes too far off the credibility scale,
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This review is from: Perfect People (Kindle Edition)
This is a well written book with some well-depicted characters and plotlines.
But the very essence of the main plot was too bizarre. The idea was good, but I couldn't access the challenging ideas because it just got too silly.
Which is a shame because the questions that are raised by the book concerning life, humanity, meaning and morality are all well presented in this tale, but the fantasy billows out so ludicrously that the real issues cannot be addressed in any meaningful way.
The religious fanatics (borrowed from Dan Brown) are very 2-dimensional charicatures. And Peter James fails to fully explore the deeper questions that at one point Naomi begins to ask herself about God. Dr Vittore paints a picture of nirvana without religious fanatics and despots, but we are left wondering how this can be viewed in the light of his own despotic nature. I would have enjoyed the story more if we could have grappled with these ideas in a more realistic realm.
Overall a good book which failed to scratch the philosophical itch.