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Subject: The Oath by Frank Peretti
Date Posted: 5/13/2008 1:11 PM ET
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I was surprised by my dislike for this book and it took foever for me to read it all th eway thru. I usually like his stuff. I have read Piercing the Darkness, This Present darkness, The Visitation, the Prophet and now The Oath. has anyone else felt like this was not his best?

deborah

Date Posted: 5/13/2008 5:15 PM ET
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Actually, I felt like The Oath was one of his better ones.  Everything to me since The Visitation has been so blah.  I particularly did not enjoy House as much as I thought I would, considering that he teamed up with Ted Dekker.  That book went on forever!!

Date Posted: 5/13/2008 5:23 PM ET
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I definitely agree about "House" ... it was a tough one to get through.  It's been awhile since I've read the other Peretti books, but, if I recall correctly, I enjoyed them all.

Date Posted: 5/16/2008 9:24 AM ET
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I thought "The Oath" was one of his better ones, too.  I wasn't a big fan of "Monster", though.  As for "House", I read through the first 5 chapters and couldn't go any farther.  Still, I love him as an author!

Date Posted: 5/16/2008 9:31 AM ET
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I loved House and Monster.  Guess I am just different. :o)

I have The Oath on my TBR pile, but haven't gotten to it yet.  Now I'm curious if I will like it or not.  Guess i will just have to read it and see.  :D

Date Posted: 5/16/2008 1:26 PM ET
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I kind of struggled thru the first part of "This Present Darkness" and just ended up putting it away. Maybe I need to pull it out and try it again.

Date Posted: 5/17/2008 12:14 PM ET
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I quite liked The Oath ... it is definitely different, as was Monster but I liked that one too.  I had to put The Visitation away - just could never get in to it at all.  I love the "Darkness" duo though it's been years since I read them. I'm tempted (no pun intended) to pull them out again.  I haven't even heard of House and with your comments I don't think I'll bother.

Subject: the visitation
Date Posted: 5/17/2008 7:49 PM ET
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I struggled thru parts of the Visitation but in the end I had to say I had been in churches like the ones he described. It made me think...

deborah

Date Posted: 5/20/2008 9:40 AM ET
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I have it on my TBR pile, but haven't read it yet.  I really disliked House, which disappointed me, as I like both Peretti and Dekker.

Date Posted: 6/6/2008 2:24 PM ET
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Pat, I also struggled with getting into "This Present Darkness."  You have to get a good 4-5 chapters into it before everything starts coming together.  Trust me, you won't be disappointed!!  The sequel is also very good.

I haven't read any posts on this thread about his other books, "Prophet" and "Tilly."  Both were written before "The Visitation" and "Monster," and are often overlooked as two wonderful books.



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Subject: Tilly!
Date Posted: 6/14/2008 6:46 AM ET
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I forgot about Tilly...I had the cassettes of the Focus on the Family broadcast about Tilly. And it goes so well with The Prophet in my opinion!

deborah