Tuesday, 23 September 2008
One More Sunday by John D. MacDonald
A murder mystery by a prolific author. Before his death in 1986 he penned almost 500 short stories and 78 novels.
This story peaked in to look at the inner workings of a "Religion based" empire. Seems that life is not always as 'pure' as it appears in the carefully crafted church services that are broadcast on TV.
I loved the writing in this book, particularly the chapters involving the Reverend Tom Daniel Birdy. He managed to cut through all the garbage and get to the real issues. I could picture him with his plain speaking telling Reverend Mary Margaret some truths that she desperately needed to acknowledge.
I will admit that for me this wasn't an edge of the seat read, but I did find myself admiring the masterful writing style of Mr. MacDonald. I would definitely read more of his works.