Quotes to Live By

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
(John Quincy Adams)

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit. (Aristotle)

Every artist was first an amateur. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. (Thomas Jefferson)

It takes ten years to build up a reputation, but only five minutes to ruin one. (Anonymous)

Saturday, April 23, 2011

The Dark Side

Note: I got this book for free from Blogging for books.

What does foster care, Satan worshippers, and the Vatican have to do with each other? In this book called, "The Canary List" by Sigmund Brouwer, EVERYTHING. Take a normal school teacher laden with grief with a dead daughter from cancer, divorced and has a five year old son and a twelve year old foster child, and you get a deep plot with the Cardinals and the whole "DaVinci Code" thing going on. This book is almost like the DaVinci Code with the whole Vatican cover-up deal, but in this book, there are unlikely characters that seem to make the plot more interesting as a whole. Not that many people can connect Cardinals with Satan worshippers at the same time as foster care children.

I don't want to spoil the book for other people, so I won't exactly say anything other than the fact that from the first word of the prologue, I was totally glued to my seat. It was a thriller that took readers to every nook and cranny, from America to Italy all in one wild ride.

I personally thought that there wasn't a straight ending, and it's more like the book had several endings that I didn't really get. I would advise readers not to read this at night, since the Satanic group mentioned gave me the chills, even in the morning. The author really knows how to describe things and the rituals and the chantings themselves gave me the creeps. Other than that, I would recommend this book.

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