Friday, February 15, 2013

"No Greater Illusion" by K. Baskett Book Review

Although the tour and giveaway are now over, you can still go here to read more  about the book.

No Greater IllusionNo Greater Illusion by K. Baskett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

When I began this book, I honestly figured I wouldn't like it.  It just didn't seem to be my kind of book.  However, the apocalyptic elements kept me going.  About one fourth of the way into the book, I truly became engrossed in the story.  I suddenly did not want to put the book down because I was able to see the direction the author was going, and it was scary.  I'm not kidding! Not only did i experience fear, but I experienced intense anger.  For both reasons, I found myself putting the book down for a while.  I am one who is so outraged when it comes to racism.  And there are some portions that angered me so much that I had to spend some time cooling off.  But before long, my curiosity would get the better of me, and I had to read the book again.

As I neared the end of the book, I knew I was not going to have the kind of ending I longed for.  And I was right.  I so hope that the author will write a sequel!  I just have to know what happens next!  The book is one wild ride, and I would recommend this book to people who don't even typically read this genre.

There are a couple of negatives in the story, but they are barely worth mentioning.  There was some profanity, but the Lord's name was always used appropriately.  In fact, the brief references to God were quite intriguing and made me think that the author must have some kind of religious background.  There is implied sex, and there are those who are living together.  But there is no descriptive sex (thank goodness).

The positives are practically endless.  I don't always get emotionally involved with the characters.  And sometimes I struggle to keep the characters straight.  I can honestly say that I had no trouble remembering the characters--the unusual names did tend to help in that area.  I found myself caring about every single character--even those I would not have normally cared about.  The author has an ability to write in such a way that you care about the lives of the characters.  You may find yourself cringing as I did when horrid things happen to them.  And I regret to inform you that you will be outraged when you see what can happen to a society that lets the government have too much power.  You will find yourself thinking of WWII and Hitler as I did.  And don't worry if you are not African descent and cannot readily identify with the characters in the book.  It is very possible that in someone's book, you are an undesirable.  If the wrong people decide that you are a threat or a detriment to society, realize that the possibility exists that you could be eradicated along with those just like you if you refuse to take a stand against injustice in this great land of ours.

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.  I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.

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  1. Ruth - thank you so much for hosting me on your blog. Your comments are very insightful, and I can see that you understood fully what I was trying to convey through this story. I appreciate the time you took to read No Greater Illusion and offer your honest review.

  2. Wow, I'll have to look into this book :)

  3. Thanks Shauna, I hope you enjoy it!


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