Last updated on September 18th, 2017
An apocalyptic tale, written better than Left Behind, “A Brush with the Beast” is a fast-paced, trilling, and bumpy ride till the conclusion.
- Believable characters: In fact, even the “evil” ones were likable. The characters were well planned out, especially the main character Sarah. E.g., early on, I found Nick fascinating.
- Descriptive settings: I felt as if I was in many of these countries. Since Richard Sones has traveled the world, this is easy to see why.
- The plot tied everything together
- Individual stories come together
- Fast paced
- Well written: A great use of words.
- Favorite quote: “Texas has declared its independence and had already claimed without incident a major portion of Oklahoma and Louisiana …”(257). I stopped reading, (it is difficult for a book to stop me as a speed reader) and proceeded to laugh out loud when I read that. Typical Texas...
- And this comes to my final point, the plot, like the characters, were overall believable.
- The only feature of the book I struggled to overcome was the varying degree of spacing after a period. Often there were two, sometimes one, and sometimes there were more than two. It is unfortunate there are many spacing issues on the first page of chapter one. It bothered me until I got over it 40% through the book.
- It would be very difficult for Muslim extremists to come together since each sect are divided on their views about how to interpret the Koran. That being said, I don’t believe they could pull off what they did in this book.
*My opinion: what I didn’t care for or do not prefer. This will not lower a rating unless it overly distracts from the story.
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