The Brotherhood (Precinct 11 Novels) Audio CD – Audiobook, 1 Feb 2011
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A highly emotional book very graphic at times but well worth reading.
I have no problem with the book having a heavy emphasis on the religious aspect, except where it made the book less believable. It was almost as if it could not be hard hitting and gritty due to religious slant. I think the overuse of swearing and slang can also ruin a book, but phrases such as the gang leaders met and exchanged foul words, or the conversation was unpleasant, removes the gritty nature of the book. It would have also been possible to get the moral message across without the need for large chunks of the bible to be reproduced. The book ends abruptly so I will be buying the second instalment as it created enough interest to want to know what happens next.
If you like crime books with no sex, swearing, or violence, you can read this with confidence.
I skim-read this tale before deleting it, and it starts off too sickly sweet for you not to know that something is bound to go wrong: the male lead, Boone, has it all - perfect wife and son, perfect marriage, perfect home, perfect job, until his wife and child die (admittedly, it's very harrowing, as he has to make the decision to let his wife die) and he falls to pieces. Boone leads such a clean, Christian life yet has to deal with so much pain and loss, that if anything, this book might put any reader off God i.e. why should one person who is so good have to endure so much pain and loss if God is merciful?? I consider myself a decent, non church-going Christian, but I found this too much to handle.
Anyway, with the help of his new cop partner and his new role, and his pastor and an ex-gangland baddie, Boone finds God amongst all of the tragedy and pain... Far too preachy for me to read this in full, and hubby who's an atheist, would have been wondering if I was trying to convert him by thrusting this under his nose. Via this book, we're also educated in the evils of the demon drink, with Boone getting drunk after just a small amount of booze; yes, I know that he was down and depressed, but come on, he was a hardened cop and well-built, so this didn't quite ring true.Read more ›
Not a writer I will be reading again!
The Brotherhood (Precinct 11)
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You will find this an interesting read.
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Couldnt finish this novel as, try as I might, I couldnt get past the religious slant to the storyline. Read morePublished on 18 Dec. 2011 by 5TIMESDD
Although your suspicions are there practically from the start, it is only when you get to the end that the book glaring you informs you that it is authored by a member of some... Read morePublished on 24 Nov. 2011 by OMC