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Almost Perfect by [Childress, John]
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4.4 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 526 KB
  • Print Length: 218 pages
  • Publisher: Endeavour Press Ltd. (24 July 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008OR6BJU
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #195,600 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This is a book that takes you by the hand and immediately leads you on an exciting adventure into the depths of a centuries old mystery, Dan Brown style! I loved the way the story went back and forth from the present day to the past and the more the protagonist discovers about his past, the more it affects his future. I like the fact that the book is (largely) historically accurate and gives you a history lesson whilst taking you on a thrill ride. John Childress helps to make his book relatable by setting it an all too familiar climate of a struggling economy with a protagonist who, like any of us, works hard but struggles with their personal/social life. I was able to guess some of the events that would unfold during the story but it didn't make it any less gripping to read. This book is suitable for lovers of many genres such as history, fiction and horror, which makes it a really fantastic read. Childress may still have a way to go to be Dan Brown or Lee Childe (most authors do), but this book was a real find.
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This book portrays a blend of past and present, links French history and British present and all this is expertly intertwined with eerie sense of haunting enigma that unfolds page by page. The book shares an aura of knowledge in form of story, a tone of refinement and a sensation of bracing insight into the environment of fear and pain brought on by medieval inquisition, witch hunt and heresy. And yet, author does very well to connect such a gruesome past with characters in the book who are set in modern day metropolis London and leafy French countryside.

This is a very readable book about an important aspect of history, intricately depicted in a plot that keeps the reader on the edge of curiosity which can only be soothed by finishing the book. I certainly could not put the book down until I reached the last page. If you love history and mystery, you will love this book. Highly recommended.
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Almost Perfect breathes some new life into the Dan Brown/Kate Mosse religious conspiracy thriller. His subject is the Cathars, a medieval catholic sect that flourished mainly in South-West France, and which were also known as the Perfects, which I guess is where the title comes from. A disillusioned banker moves to that part of France to get away from the stresses of the City, but soon finds himself caught up in a conspiracy that spans the centuries. The author has researched the book well, though the main objective of book is to entertain rather than educate. In a sense the book is almost perfect in that Childress isn't quite at Dan Brown's level yet.
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I couldn't give this book 5* because of typos and grammar errors particularly in the last 5%.
This tale is split into different periods in history but very well blended, and mostly beautifully written. Not only are there different time lines but also many levels to this book, it can be read easily as a novel but can also reward a bit of thought. It may upset some Catholics as the bias leans to the Cathars; but personally I don't see much wrong with loving your fellow man.
It was a shame to finish reading this lovely book and I can't say that of all books. No bad language and some wonderful characters; and although the ending was a bit abrupt I felt that room had been left for a possible sequel.
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Mix of historical and modern settings. A great read.
Easy to get into the characters and vivid pictures painted of the inquisition period in south west France.
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Intrigue over two centuries and two continents and with a good historical twist. A mix of fast moving big business and religion in areas of the world familiar to me which gave the fiction a nice realism. Kept me enthralled from start to finish. Exciting and well written. Best book I have read for some time.
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I enjoyed the plot but it would have benefitted from a proof read, so many spelling errors and typos spoilt it for me or it would have received four stars.
I imagine this was self published, So almost worth having asked a family member, friend or colleague to read it through might have helped.
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