Thursday, January 30, 2014
Book Review: Deadfall by Robert Liparulo
My Thoughts: The plot of this novel intrigued me, and the author mostly made it live up to its potential. Aside from an ending that feels a bit rushed, this is an excellent thriller, filled with well-written action sequences and moral depth. Many scenes that could have been fairly conventional are given twists that, along with the fast-paced storyline and the thought-provoking exploration of despair and depravity, elevate this above the average thriller. While its spirituality is perhaps a bit too vague in some areas, it presents many aspects of a Christian worldview with skillful subtlety. This book, with its explosive and deep story, could make an amazing movie.
Content Overview: It has two things that are unusual for a book from a Christian publishing company: A bit of mild foul language, and violence that is intense and brutal, though not graphically described. Some readers might find the deaths of more than one main character and the dark tone too grim and disturbing, but the book ends filled with hope.