The Canary List by Sigmund Brouwer ~ Please Rank My Review

The Canary List: A Novel
My Review: I have been a fan of Sigmund Brouwer since I was about seven years old when I discovered The Accidental Detectives, and through the years his book have never ceased to entertain me and my family, so despite the strange description on the back of this book I agreed to review it. I wasn't disappointed.

Mr. Brouwer never writes predictable books, it must be a rule with him. In his typical style. he reveals the puzzle pieces one-by-one, careful not to ever reveal too much, and yet unveils just enough to keep you on edge. With tons of mystery and action, The Canary List is a book that will keep you flipping the pages until you reach the very last one.

I am going to say that I wasn't exactly all gung-ho about the subject matter of this book. The Canary List is a Vatican conspiracy novel, and it tells the story of a girl who can sense evil. And there are evil forces that would like to silence her, demonic forces. And honestly I had trouble with the question of why a little girl would be chosen to go through such ordeals.

While this is a Vatican conspricay novel, it wasn't really overly Catholic or even Christian. There wasn't alot of spiritual growth in the characters, though the book hints that this ordeal caused them to begin to question things and start looking in the right places.

Overall, I'd advise this book be read with a discerning mind, ready to question and probe. And I think that it is always good to have reminders of the spiritual warfare around us, that as Christians we are protected from the evils of. And also I think that a good warning to go with this book is that it is a work of fiction, so weigh it as such.

Final Rating: 4 out of 5

I received this book from the publisher in return for an honest review, though not necessarily positive, which I have tried to do here. Thank you.


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