Saturday, March 10, 2018

SINNER by Christopher Graves

SINNER is a pretty good read. It's about religion and violence. In these pages, the past and present collide. 

As a direct descendent of the 19th century vigilante gang, the Bald Knobbers, Ezekiel Woods, Jr. has been indoctrinated into a world ruled by violence and a literal interpretation of the Bible his entire life. Ezekiel spends his days trying to fit in as a grocery store clerk. He is constantly picked on by his co-workers. He spends his nights in a farmhouse cellar. He prepare's his captives' souls for their ultimate destiny. The captives have a choice between redemption and death. 

All of the violence in this book is directed towards women. The women are seen as the "sinners." Ezekial thinks it's his duty to redeem the women of their sins. Things are going rather smooth for Ezekial until they aren't. He captures one woman, just to have her escape his clutches. He must recapture her, or else God will forsake him. 

The writing is good. The characters are solid. There is some lag in the story. The author keeps the prose pretty tight. All in all, it's a solid read. 

3/5 stars! ⭐⭐⭐

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