Reviews by Bev in TX

The Alembic Plot

by Ann Wilson

While I liked some of her other stories, there are a number of premises in this book that I could simply not stomach:
* Sadism is good as long as it's done to torture captives to get information.
* Soldiers must have free sex in unlimited quantities in order to function.
* The main "hero", who is a sadist, is as holy (or even holier than) Jesus.
* If a population has low birth problems, the only answer is polygamy (more sex appears to be the answer to everything).

So, while the book was well written, it quite literally turned my stomach.

Reviewed on 2010.08.21

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