The Wicked (Anglais) MP3 CD – 1 juillet 2012
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The Righteous Series will continue from Thomas & Mercer in Fall 2012. --Ce texte fait référence à l'édition Broché .
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I can't seem to get enough of this series. Thank goodness Michael has left the door open for a possible 4th book in the series with the ending of The Wicked. One can only hope this is the case.
I love Michael's writing style. The only way I can see that he hasn't been picked up by one of the Big 6 publishing houses is by his choice. It certainly isn't from lack of skill and story telling. Michael, you rock!
Kristie Leigh Maguire, author of Desert Heat and other titles
So, good writing aside, I do feel that the author is trying to straddle a line between being "factual" and titillating (both in a traditional sense and in an almost equally prurient "outsider peeking into a closed society" sense) but the books are filled with subtle (and sometimes not-so-subtle) mainstream LDS proselytizing. If that's your cuppa, great, enjoy. But considering these are not filed under a religious category, it is frankly pretty annoying to be hit over the head with some of the subject matter that is written as fact (w/out any spoilers, I'm just saying that the whole David storyline was deeply irritating).
In short, as we get to know the characters better, the less I liked - or related to - any of them. Perhaps that is my own prejudice showing, perhaps it is the author's intent for whatever reason. Perhaps because I am not LDS, fundamentalist Morman or a member of a Judeo-Christian organized religion I simply can't get into that groove. So, I appreciate Amazon's .99 cent special for the first three in the series, but I wouldn't recommend them to any of my friends for any more, or less, than that.
The primary characters continue, with Eliza showing fortitude, but perhaps a bit too much resilience when confronted with yet another life threatening situation. I cannot reveal more without presenting a spoiler which I will not do, but her ability to shrug off her actions (however justified) is questionable.
I will continue to read Mr. Wallace's novels. He remains one of the finest writers I have discovered in the past two years and I am grateful for his work. He covers subject matter that is rarely understood and often demonized without ample cause. I admire his ability to walk the line between portraying the inherent good and evil that emanates from such cloistered religious enclaves.
This was an easy Five Star rating. Writing alone carried it to the top of the chart, despite the occasional question which arose about the strength of the plot. There is plenty of room for continuation of the story.
With all the interest lately in everything Mormon, I would think Hollywood producers would be vying now for the movie rights to Wallace's novels.