Monday, July 25, 2011

The Canary List

The Canary List
Sigmund Brouwer

The book begins with a young girl, Jaimie, scared and running from something she defines as "Evil". She takes refuge in a teacher's home, thus thrusting him into her world of demons and conspiracy.
The book reads a lot like a Dan Brown book. In fact, it was mentioned that what had happened was a bit like a Dan Brown book.

The book was a very fast read for me. I couldn't put it down. The webs of deceit and lies were so interwoven that at times I felt like the main character, Crockett Grey. He was often pulled along without any clue where he was going or why he was there. But in the end it was all explained to him, with a twist.

I've never been into the seemingly "popular" idea of Catholic bashing. I know that they have some serious problems in their church, but it feels a bit like the plank vs. splinter parable in the Bible for me to say anything against someone when I have problems I need to overcome in my own life. That being said - if you are Catholic you probably won't enjoy this book. If you are a Dan Brown fan or Catholic hater, you'll love it. I chose to ignore the fact that it shed a rather bad light on the Catholic church and enjoy the book for the excellent story line and suspense.

I really enjoyed this book. And the writer was genius to throw in that last confusing twist to unsettle everything you thought you now knew about the book. I'll definitely be reading more of his books.

I received this book free of charge from WaterBrook Press in exchange for my honest opinion.

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