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Sunday, August 1, 2010

"The Lake" by William Crawford

When I first read the synopsis of this book, I figured I'd get a "Tuck Everlasting" sort of story about the fountain of youth. I envisioned high adventure and innocent dialog that would make me think. But what do I get? In the first chapter alone, I am forced to read about the protagonist's proximity to a flirtatious flight attendant's blouse. What is with that? More skanky female women come into the story, and the actual fountain of youth part does not meet my expectations. The ending is okay, and the suspense is all right, but, for crying out loud, the slutty aspects of the book need to be cut out. Christian readers should not buy this book.

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