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Warning alert - new book by Michael Hyatt (and friend - hey, I always thought ghost writers knew their trade...)
At $12.99 plus tax its *appallingly* bad. For $1 at a swap meet I would feel ripped off.
If you like a laugh and want to see some terrible writing, buy this book.
Your 11 year old daughter might like it.
Written by two Christians the plot never gets real whatsoever. They probably wouldn't want to upset anyone that new them on Sunday morning. The fact that these guys are Christians shouldn't have anything to do with anything, but it does, boy it does.
Far more action in the Bible:)
And the y2k aspects are just not believable.
They are just trying to make a quick buck - it was probably knocked up ater a long weekend of overindulgence...
P.S. Did I say how bad it was?
-- Andy (email@example.com), December 04, 1998
Aw come on, Andy. Tell us how you REALLY feel about it.
-- Pearlie Sweetcake (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 04, 1998.
I spent the $ to buy it, and read it in about 2 hours... found it sappy. About the only point made in the book that bothers me is that martial law was imposed, and a travel ban too, in October of 99.
The reason that bothers me is that son, daughter-in-law, and new grandson will be coming to us for Y2k, and they are a 17 hour drive away. If this scenario is realistic, should I assume that the authorities won't let them
-- Jackie Joy (email@example.com), December 05, 1998.
It's a real shame Jackie but I wouldn't give Mr. Hyatt too much credence - and he did write a pretty good factual book.
All respect for him has gone for me, sorry - hope he makes a few bucks with his book and lecture circuit proclivties -
Pretty fucking sad.
-- Andy (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 07, 1998.