Friday, May 7, 2010

Book Reviews

Here are some recent reviews of The Sacred Cipher.

This is a new one:

http://www.thesuspensezone.com/ReviewTheSacredCipher.html

Here are a couple of short ones from Amazon.com:

This one is a 5-Star review from a 10-year-old girl ...

Fantastic, April 9, 2010
(Review from Ross' 10 year old daughter.)
I got a singed copy of the book for christmas and love it. I could see the scenes and characters moving in my head. I can't wait for the sequel to come out. I would recommend for any reader.The Sacred Cipher: A Novel


This is a 4-Star review:

The Sacred Cipher, February 19, 2010
By B. Pence - See all my reviews

Just completed The Sacred Cipher. I agree with the other reviews that you should not pick up this book if you only have time to read a chapter. The storyline was so realistic that I started doing my own research to determine if this was fact or fiction. Once I completed one third of the book, it was a page turner. At one point, I could imagine the musty smell and the claustophobic feeling the characters in the story were experiencing.

I still feel it would be to Mr. Brennan's advantage if the book was not in the religious section of the book stores. Although there are religious overtones, the book is action filled and I think would make a great movie.

I enjoyed the read and will recommend to my family and friends. Barbara Pence


And another 5-Star review ... (the average of all reviews is 4 1/2 Stars!)

a delightful read, January 28, 2010
By Amanda Haase (Washington, DC)


I wanted a thriller and got even more. This book was a great read, full of interesting characters and plot surprises. When I began this book I thought I knew where it was going and where it would end. I was wrong, and thrilled that the book kept me guessing. I also really liked this history, enough to intrigue and make me want to look some of it up, but not overwhelm. I was also surprised that the back of the book listed it as Christian lit. I would say that unnecessarily limits it. I would probably not pick up this book if listed as Christian lit, and would miss out on a great book. Because of the subject matter there is religion and there are decidedly Christian characters, but it is not a "Christian book". It is a wonderful page turner, I couldn't put it down.


If you haven't picked up a copy of The Sacred Cipher yet, it makes a great Summer Read!

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whitetiger said...

I just this moment finished reading The Sacred Cipher. I couldn't put it down and yet I found myself doing precisely that: I had to prolong this reading experience as long as possible! Oh my, what a fantastic book this is!!! So realistic I felt like I was having conversations with friends, a sense of familiarity but also of high adventure. I agree with the reviewer who said this book should not be in the Christian section even though there are christian elements. I would put it in Mysteries/Thrillers--much wider audience. I was a senior bookseller for Borders Books & Music for 16 years until I retired recently & this is precisely the kind of book I love to read & recommend. Well done, Mr Brennan! You truly have a gift! Now where's the sequel?! A courageous ending for this book is a perfect beginning for the sequel. I eagerly await your next gift. Sincerely, David Mentzer