The Celestine Prophecy: An Adventure
By James Redfield
I really wanted to like this book. I really did… I wanted to be FLOORED! I wasn’t. The idea of the book, the overall THING about this book was solid and I can spend some time thinking about that “thing” and maybe even really appreciating it… but my problem is the main character. I just didn’t connect. In fact, I was often impatient with him.
As you know I have a no spoiler rule and as such, I will only tell you whether I like it or not and the things that turned me off/on. Like I said, I really wanted to like this book, it was referred to me from a great friend and mentor… but I just couldn’t get past my frustration with the main character. Perhaps the author was trying to irk me, perhaps that’s part of his aim… and if so, he has definitely achieved his purpose! 🙂
I hate to write a less than stellar review and for many people this book may be THE THING… I was really anticipating something epic like Frank Perretti’s “This Present Darkness”. I did not feel the EPIC-ness of this novel.
I will say it was an easy and quick read. AND like I said, if I remove the main character and concentrate on the THING this novel has merit.