Friday, April 09, 2004
Book Review: A sequel
The Fifth Man, by Randall Ingermanson and John B. Olson. This is the sequel to a novel reviewed on this page a few entries ago. Not as prescient or eerie as the first novel, this one just angered me throughout. The first book ended with a hokey marriage proposal, a situation that was not addressed until a quarter through this one. The first book had a death that was not really a death, and this book had one, too, then a death that really was a death. What a pointless little emotional yo-yo that was. Then I had the misfortune of finding out that the book had been nominated for a Christy Award, the highest honor in Christian book-selling. That made me angry. This was a thoroughly unsatisfying book, and certainly unworthy of an awards. Aaarrrggghhh!