>> Friday, July 29, 2011
Anyway, The Canary List by Sigmund Brouwer was different. Very, very different. It wound in the lives of an ordinary school teacher, with a young foster child, and a child psychologist, a couple of hired killers, the Vatican, and a plot that makes you think.
The book kept me engrossed. I never wanted to stop reading yet it was too intense where I had to force myself to stop so I could get to sleep at night. I'd say it was over my head towards the end. I'm not interested in the in's and out's of the Catholic church nor am I interested in learning about demon possession. If you are prone to debates in this area, then you would enjoy the book. It does cast a bad light on the Catholic Church, too, just for a fair warning.
It was interesting and opened my eyes to some things but all in all, I'd say it was pure fiction. It's not a book I would read again for fun. I would be hesitant to recommend it. Maybe a man might have more of an interest. It was well-written and intense. I enjoyed getting to know the characters and felt their pain and hopelessness. With that, I will leave it up to you and would like to know what you think of the book if you give it a go. It's just different than what I normally read.