<a href=”http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2899982.The_Second_Virgin_Birth” style=”float: left; padding-right: 20px”><img alt=”The Second Virgin Birth” border=”0″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51twYDfrn7L._SX106_.jpg” /></a><a href=”The” _mce_href=”http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2899982.The_Second_Virgin_Birth”>The”>http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2899982.The_Second_Virgin_Birth”>The Second Virgin Birth</a> by <a href=”Tommy” _mce_href=”http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1255912.Tommy_Taylor”>Tommy”>http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1255912.Tommy_Taylor”>Tommy Taylor</a><br/>
My rating: <a href=”4″ _mce_href=”http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/122776274″>4″>http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/122776274″>4 of 5 stars</a><br /><br />
This book tells a fantastic, very fast-paced story of the what-ifs of the cloning of Jesus Christ. I’ll say this: I simply could not put it down for the few minutes it would have taken me to go get a cup of coffee at 5AM, after having stayed up all night reading it!!
The story is compelling and so well-conveyed that it’s nearly believeable. Descriptions of forensic DNA testing, cloning and the fortress-like business establishment of one of the primary characters show close research.
At this point, I cannot give it a 5 star rating only because there are so many editorial glitches. But, this, I believe is the result of it being a first time novel, and will be missing in its sequel which is due out next year.
I’m only halfway through this book…I love the characters…and I want to know what happens to them.
Get this book. You will not be sorry you did. It will rank along with the best of Dan Brown’s works. I highly recommend it!!
Update: October 18, 2010 I’m still giving this very inventive, imaginative book a 4 star rating. While the premise and much of the storyline was compelling, I found the grammar and misspellings distracting. However, I have to quantify that comment by saying that I have a double major in Fine Arts and English Lit., so it may just be me!!! Certainly, it’s a story and a book that moves along so fast that these minor things do not take much away from it. :]
I wasn’t happy with the Kindle version. Sometimes Kindle just doesn’t get its timing right in the separation of chapters and that’s annoying to me. I would purchase it as a paperback from one of the discount houses that Amazon lists if I had it to do over again.
All in all, I continue to recommend this book to my friends and followers with slight reservations as mentioned above. It’s a story that Tommy will be continuing in sequel, and which I know will have the improvements that were lacking in this first effort! I’m looking forward to hearing more from him!!
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