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The Book of Lies Paperback – January 1, 2010
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- Publisher : Hodder Paperbacks (January 1, 2010)
- Language : English
- ISBN-10 : 1444706845
- ISBN-13 : 978-1444706840
- Item Weight : 11.5 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.35 x 1.02 x 7.87 inches
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This story also went to The Bible (Mark of Cain); to Thule Society; The Nazis; Russian element...too much diluted the story for me.
Most of the characters had serious dysfunctional family histories. I guess ...maybe there was an attempt to unite main character, Cal, with his nut of a father. I almost quit reading this book but worked through it. Too bad...loved Meltzer's Inner Circle books.
It was interesting to see the plot starting from facts and real-life events about the creator of Superman and some biblical references and then given this other fun alternative and further explanations.
It's a fun read but it would be wise to set expectations.
Meltzer did something that many authors don't do, he added dimension to the primary characters by making them Father and Son with a history of domestic violence, incarceration & abandonment. He followed through by showing both of the male characters inner feelings and thoughts. I thought that he was right on point with their emotional development as the plotline developed and concluded. I would have liked to see more and have more of an emotional conclusion.
The one thing that bothered me was that the final image, that final truth that everyone was hunting for and killing for was something so simple as to be completely unbelievable. I felt genuinely robbed. In addition, I felt like some of the ends weren't closed completely. There were several cases where the Author just left the reader dangling. I also got the idea that this was intentional. The thing is, I like the satisfied feeling of a plotline concluded and sorted and this book just didn't do it.
The thing that makes this book 4 stars, for me, is that I never figured out who the bad guy was until the Author showed him. For me, that's a big deal as I can normally guess who the bad guy in a book is right off the bat.
It's a good read, I think you'll enjoy it.