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The Turning (Book) Review

 
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3/ 5


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An interesting on the classic good vs. evil tale.

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Falters somewhat in the middle from an unneeded conspiracy bit.


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The Turning is a fairly well written story that has plenty of unexpected turns on the way to its explosive finish. While it does falter a few times on the way (a somewhat overdone conspiracy bit detracts from the overall story arch), it is a strong story that keeps readers engaged till the very end. It’s a unique take on the classic good vs. evil tale, told with an unusual compassion for the opposing side.

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Posted March 2, 2014 by

 
Full Fiendish Findings...
 
 

“Walk the unlikely road.”

All over the country, people are getting a wake up call in the form of a message from God. “Take the turning, and walk the unlikely road.” What does it mean? For one, it’s reconciling with the nephew who stole from him. For another, it’s making things right with her atheist sister. For a third, it’s forgiving an unspeakable act. For all of them, it means doing the hardest thing they’ve ever done, simply because God told them to. When all of those who take the turning meet in an unlikely group in New York City, it soon becomes apparent that there is a great task set before them, and it will change their lives in unforeseeable ways.

Trent Cooper has fought for everything he has. From a childhood fraught with the repercussions of being born with a cleft lip, to an adulthood spent working his way diligently up in a large corporation, Trent has a steadfast commitment to his goals that will allow nothing – nothing – to stand in his way. But when he creates a far reaching media campaign that goes against everything those who took the turning believe in, Trent will need every bit of determination he has to stand up to the ensuing backlash. It’s a fight for the public, and both sides are bringing out the big guns to win public opinion over.

“Hope Is Dead.” That’s the message that Trent is spreading all in the name of capitalism and corporate profits. But he made a mistake when he chose a message that attacks the very core of what those who took the turning believe. They know that as long as there is hope, there is faith, and they cannot let his message go unchallenged. And so begins a battle that plays out on the stage of our times – the internet. As Trent releases a variety of videos and trailers featuring his message, the others respond with a message of hope and redemption.

The Turning is a fairly well written story that has plenty of unexpected turns on the way to its explosive finish. While it does falter a few times on the way (a somewhat overdone conspiracy bit detracts from the overall story arch), it is a strong story that keeps readers engaged till the very end. It’s a unique take on the classic good vs. evil tale, told with an unusual compassion for the opposing side.


Amy

 
U.S. Senior Editor & Deputy EIC, @averyzoe on Twitter, mother of 5, gamer, reader, wife to @macanthony, and all-around bad-ass (no, not really)