Saturday, February 5, 2011

The Genesis Secret, by Tom Knox

I almost hesitate to post about this one, but better to forewarn others right?

The novel started out well. A journalist investigating an archeological site in Kurdish Turkey, finds that there is more to interest him in Gobleki than he thought he would find. Simultaneously, in England, a series of grisly murders have London investigators scratching to find any leads at all to the killers. In a bit of a stretch of logic, the bizarre deaths in both countries are weirdly linked, and the end comes down to a race against the clock and the fiendish murderer with a bent to human sacrifice.

I've read grisly crime scenes before, but in this book there is actually a scene where the reader watches as a victim is brutally murdered in a Viking sacrifice ritual. It was over the top for me and just too much. I wouldn't recommend the book to anyone who has an ounce of humanity in them. I don't really need to know the details of how past "civilizations" sacrificed their children.

Parents, do yourselves a favor and don't let the kids/teenagers read this if they bring it home from the library. Blech!

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