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10 thoughts on “The Assignment

  1. JJ DeBenedictis JJ DeBenedictis says:

    I didn't finish this book I got to page 93 whereupon some racist BS caused me to instantly go from Ho hum this book is a little dull to WTF? NOT OKAYSo lemme explain The book's prose is actually rather pleasant and lovely but the plotting was a bit half baked Things would happen that didn't seem uite believable usually due to a lack of foreshadowing but sometimes due to a disconnect with how reality actually functionsFor example there's an early scene where a young priest enters his dorm room to find an old priest he's never met waiting for him The old man starts talking And the young man replies but not with Who are you? Gadzooks what are you doing in my room? He just enters the conversation He does not express any shock over the fact that a ninety year old man he's never met was sitting in the dark waiting for him when he got home from school Um Most people would at least say eekIn another scene the police are about to raid a house and a guy in the house who has literally just been dug out of the bunker where he spent the last 60 years simply talks his way past the police No credentials no badge no uniform; with a few vague sentences he convinces them he's a police officer too and walks away with all the men they came there to arrest trailing behind him And that's just not very freakin' believable y'know?The book also contains a lot of scenes and journal entries that were skip worthy they didn't advance the plot and often didn't even have enough information pertinent to the plot to be worth reading Pretty writing but dull and unnecessaryAlso there's this hand wavey nonsense about the Shroud of Turin but hey I read fantasy I'm okay with hand wavey nonsense The author clearly needed the Shroud of Turin to be authentic and so he hung a lampshade on the fact it isn't I can forgive a bit of thatIn fact most of my problems with this book were things I could forgive things I'm generally okay with in small doses and the book did keep them to small doses and it also had that nice prose uality The novel didn't seem bad just not terribly good and I didn't have anything else to read plus I didn't pay for this reading experience so I didn't have any particular reason to get annoyed or to stopUntil page 93 But first let me tell you about page 92There was a scene where that character who was dug out of the bunker he's immortal and knew Christ personally by the way; the book's all about demons and priests is on a beach kicking a heap of sand to practice his martial arts The young priest mentioned earlier comes along and the bunker guy starts talking about the fighting skills he acuired on his trips to the Orient Hey he's a two thousand year old who's been in a bunker since WWII Of course he's old fashionedThe young priest asks in a way that definitely construes worry But you don't follow their beliefs do you?And the bunker guy assures him that no he follows Christ's teachingsLike I said the book is all about demons and priests so the character being genuinely religious is totally believable and appropriate I don't have a problem with that However that one interaction on the beach kind of distracted my brain as logic is wont to do I started vaguely wondering about the world building of the novel On one hand it's only natural the book would posit that Christianity's beliefs are accurate because the story is built upon them Y'know immortal guy knew Jesus now hunts demons? Yep; the story pretty much needs that framework in order to existOn the other hand this one interaction really seemed to imply that the book thought it was important to not only state that Christian beliefs are true but that all non Christian beliefs are false and that learning Asian martial arts might somehow infect you with non Christian brain cootiesIt was only implied but still As my eyeballs scrolled idly over to page 93 that insult was kind of nagging at my brain I really didn't like that note of ethnocentrismAnd in the very next scene the first named character in the book who is definitely non white the scene mentions his brown face very specifically is introduced And it's clear from his name and his background that he's Muslim And what does he do? Well first he gleefully pistol whips an old man Then he gets down on his knees and swears allegiance to the scary bad demon currently possessing that old man Then he asks the demon to tell him who to kill Oh and he's a terrorist Of courseLike I said this is when the novel got snapped shut as I went from mildly bored to flat out angry Up to this point the book had been annoying me in a gentle way by lightly flicking the alarm bells in my head It wasn't until that scene however that I realized it was time to stop giving the story the benefit of the doubt It was racist ethnocentric Christian propagandaAnd definitely not what I'm looking for when I get a fantasy book out of the library So this morning I flipped the book over and looked at the publisher Bethanny Press Yep you can Google them Partnering with Christian publishers to transform the world for Jesus No one can claim I disliked this book because I'm anti Christian because I didn't know what the author's agenda was I just recognized his bigotry when I saw it


  2. Glenn Glenn says:

    The story was okay but I thought drawn out could have been shorter Too many flashbacks to the diaries


  3. Henrietta Kawczak Henrietta Kawczak says:

    Uniue vehicle mixing WWII death camps with Lazarus from the bible Interesting perspective that was surprisingly enjoyableJ


  4. Glenda Glenda says:

    It's been a long time since I read this kind of Christian fiction The action keeps building and have me wondering what's next A good read


  5. Georgann Georgann says:

    Wow I love it when I find a book I just love Although I did skim through some of the pages of the hero's wearisome angst it was otherwise an exciting and unexpected treasure


  6. Leia Leia says:

    Really enjoyed this fascinating mix of fiction myth and history Couldn't put it down


  7. Spring M Spring M says:

    One of my favorite authors Superb premise and intelligent writing


  8. Jennifer Johnson Jennifer Johnson says:

    One if the best CF books I've ever read Such a great concept


  9. Charlie Charlie says:

    Fascinating and creative Biblical spiritual yarn truly enjoyed Feels like there should be a seuel left some stories unfinished


  10. Deb Deb says:

    Plot Summary What happens When Where Central Characters Major ConflictsreturnFather Stephen is the youngest and newest member of a secret Catholic society called the order of St Lazare They formed way back in the middle agest to protect The Restrainer Stephen is skeptical about their mission at first but when they excavate a crypt outside of a former Nazi concentration camp and find a man alive within the sealed chamber he is forced to believe The man is Lazarus who after his resurrection was fated to not die again but to remain alive as The Restrainer who keeps the demonic forces at bay in their uest to overtake the world Lazarus has lived through much and so has his family for he found a brief time of love and now his direct descendants have become targets in this supernatural wrestling match Still when he seeks out his great something grandaughter he is surprised when she in return seeks him out and insists on joining him on his adventures A game of cat and mouse ensues between him and his adversariesreturnreturnreturnreturnreturnreturnreturnStyle Characterisics Pacing clarity structure narrative devices etcreturnOK the premise is pretty fantastic so how well does Olsen do at creating a great thriller out of it? Olsen creates some memorable scenes I especially recall how Lazarus can see into the Angelic world like when he is at a hospice and can see the ministering angels who are with the dying person The story can be a bit confusing as it jumps around from character to character and between places and times a lot Part of it is told in the form of Lazarus's journal entries which while interesting sometimes don't add much to what is going on LazarusLazare was an interesting character I didn't find his rennaisance man of the world persona meshing with the Biblical image but maybe that's just me returnreturnreturnreturnreturnreturnreturnHow Good is it?returnA page turner though confusing and a little slow in spots


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The Assignment [PDF / Epub] ☉ The Assignment By Mark Andrew Olsen – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk The Assignment by Liza M Wiemer Goodreads The Assignment tells the story of Cade and Logan who when given an assignment to defend Nazi actions refuse to participate in the class debate The reaction sp The Assignment by Liza M Wiemer Goodreads The Assignment tells the story of Cade and Logan who when given an assignment to defend Nazi actions refuse to participate in the class debate The reaction sparks support and dissonance from their classmates their teachers the residents of their town and ultimately the nation Logan and Cade learn a great deal about themselves and others But the most important lesson they learn is to The Assignment Reviews Metacritic The Assignment is reprehensible yes but it’s also dull and inept Fans of Walter Hill should treat his latest effort like the kind of car crash from which it’s best to avert one’s eyes read full review Assignment definition and meaning | Collins English Assignment definition An assignment is a task or piece of work that you are given to do especially as part of | Meaning pronunciation translations and examples The Assignment Film FILMSTARTSde The Assignment ein Film von Walter Hill mit Michelle Rodriguez Sigourney Weaver Inhaltsangabe Ein Auftragskiller wird von einer Bande von Gangstern hereingelegt und landet in den Hnden einer Assignment definition of assignment by The Free The act of assigning His assignment of the tasks seemed unfair Something such as a task that is assigned What's the math assignment for Something such as a task that is assigned What's the math assignment for Assignment | Definition of Assignment at Assignment definition something assigned as a particular task or duty She completed The Assignment and went on to other jobs See Ch An Oath The Evil Within The Assignment When the cutscene finishes you will be at the new style of save point in The Assignment a couch with a black cat with a red ribbon Turn around and leave the office through the sliding double Assignment | Definition of Assignment by Merriam Assignment definition is the act of assigning something How to use assignment in a sentence Synonym Discussion of assignment Assignment Synonyms Assignment Antonyms | Assignment a piece of work that needs to be done regularly Synonyms chore duty job Antonyms discharge dismissal dismission Find the right word SINCE GAMES; BROWSE THESAURUS; WORD OF THE DAY; WORDS AT PLAY LOG IN; REGISTER; settings SAVED WORDS dictionary thesaurus view recents Login or Register Hello GAMES; BROWSE THESAURUS; WORD OF THE DAY; WORDS AT RJ and The Assignment | Jazz Musician RJ performs regularly with his group The Assignment as well as other groups in Las Vegas Venues he freuently performs include the Cosmopolitan and Mandalay Bay He is also touring with Boys II Men as their keyboardist for their residency at the Mirage Casino and Resort in Las Vegas Who is Reginald Johnson? Behind RJ plays Jazz and R B utilizing his own compositions and style as a.

10 thoughts on “The Assignment

  1. JJ DeBenedictis JJ DeBenedictis says:

    I didn't finish this book I got to page 93 whereupon some racist BS caused me to instantly go from Ho hum this book is a little dull to WTF? NOT OKAYSo lemme explain The book's prose is actually rather pleasant and lovely but the plotting was a bit half baked Things would happen that didn't seem uite believable usually due to a lack of foreshadowing but sometimes due to a disconnect with how reality actually functionsFor example there's an early scene where a young priest enters his dorm room to find an old priest he's never met waiting for him The old man starts talking And the young man replies but not with Who are you? Gadzooks what are you doing in my room? He just enters the conversation He does not express any shock over the fact that a ninety year old man he's never met was sitting in the dark waiting for him when he got home from school Um Most people would at least say eekIn another scene the police are about to raid a house and a guy in the house who has literally just been dug out of the bunker where he spent the last 60 years simply talks his way past the police No credentials no badge no uniform; with a few vague sentences he convinces them he's a police officer too and walks away with all the men they came there to arrest trailing behind him And that's just not very freakin' believable y'know?The book also contains a lot of scenes and journal entries that were skip worthy they didn't advance the plot and often didn't even have enough information pertinent to the plot to be worth reading Pretty writing but dull and unnecessaryAlso there's this hand wavey nonsense about the Shroud of Turin but hey I read fantasy I'm okay with hand wavey nonsense The author clearly needed the Shroud of Turin to be authentic and so he hung a lampshade on the fact it isn't I can forgive a bit of thatIn fact most of my problems with this book were things I could forgive things I'm generally okay with in small doses and the book did keep them to small doses and it also had that nice prose uality The novel didn't seem bad just not terribly good and I didn't have anything else to read plus I didn't pay for this reading experience so I didn't have any particular reason to get annoyed or to stopUntil page 93 But first let me tell you about page 92There was a scene where that character who was dug out of the bunker he's immortal and knew Christ personally by the way; the book's all about demons and priests is on a beach kicking a heap of sand to practice his martial arts The young priest mentioned earlier comes along and the bunker guy starts talking about the fighting skills he acuired on his trips to the Orient Hey he's a two thousand year old who's been in a bunker since WWII Of course he's old fashionedThe young priest asks in a way that definitely construes worry But you don't follow their beliefs do you?And the bunker guy assures him that no he follows Christ's teachingsLike I said the book is all about demons and priests so the character being genuinely religious is totally believable and appropriate I don't have a problem with that However that one interaction on the beach kind of distracted my brain as logic is wont to do I started vaguely wondering about the world building of the novel On one hand it's only natural the book would posit that Christianity's beliefs are accurate because the story is built upon them Y'know immortal guy knew Jesus now hunts demons? Yep; the story pretty much needs that framework in order to existOn the other hand this one interaction really seemed to imply that the book thought it was important to not only state that Christian beliefs are true but that all non Christian beliefs are false and that learning Asian martial arts might somehow infect you with non Christian brain cootiesIt was only implied but still As my eyeballs scrolled idly over to page 93 that insult was kind of nagging at my brain I really didn't like that note of ethnocentrismAnd in the very next scene the first named character in the book who is definitely non white the scene mentions his brown face very specifically is introduced And it's clear from his name and his background that he's Muslim And what does he do? Well first he gleefully pistol whips an old man Then he gets down on his knees and swears allegiance to the scary bad demon currently possessing that old man Then he asks the demon to tell him who to kill Oh and he's a terrorist Of courseLike I said this is when the novel got snapped shut as I went from mildly bored to flat out angry Up to this point the book had been annoying me in a gentle way by lightly flicking the alarm bells in my head It wasn't until that scene however that I realized it was time to stop giving the story the benefit of the doubt It was racist ethnocentric Christian propagandaAnd definitely not what I'm looking for when I get a fantasy book out of the library So this morning I flipped the book over and looked at the publisher Bethanny Press Yep you can Google them Partnering with Christian publishers to transform the world for Jesus No one can claim I disliked this book because I'm anti Christian because I didn't know what the author's agenda was I just recognized his bigotry when I saw it

  2. Glenn Glenn says:

    The story was okay but I thought drawn out could have been shorter Too many flashbacks to the diaries

  3. Henrietta Kawczak Henrietta Kawczak says:

    Uniue vehicle mixing WWII death camps with Lazarus from the bible Interesting perspective that was surprisingly enjoyableJ

  4. Glenda Glenda says:

    It's been a long time since I read this kind of Christian fiction The action keeps building and have me wondering what's next A good read

  5. Georgann Georgann says:

    Wow I love it when I find a book I just love Although I did skim through some of the pages of the hero's wearisome angst it was otherwise an exciting and unexpected treasure

  6. Leia Leia says:

    Really enjoyed this fascinating mix of fiction myth and history Couldn't put it down

  7. Spring M Spring M says:

    One of my favorite authors Superb premise and intelligent writing

  8. Jennifer Johnson Jennifer Johnson says:

    One if the best CF books I've ever read Such a great concept

  9. Charlie Charlie says:

    Fascinating and creative Biblical spiritual yarn truly enjoyed Feels like there should be a seuel left some stories unfinished

  10. Deb Deb says:

    Plot Summary What happens When Where Central Characters Major ConflictsreturnFather Stephen is the youngest and newest member of a secret Catholic society called the order of St Lazare They formed way back in the middle agest to protect The Restrainer Stephen is skeptical about their mission at first but when they excavate a crypt outside of a former Nazi concentration camp and find a man alive within the sealed chamber he is forced to believe The man is Lazarus who after his resurrection was fated to not die again but to remain alive as The Restrainer who keeps the demonic forces at bay in their uest to overtake the world Lazarus has lived through much and so has his family for he found a brief time of love and now his direct descendants have become targets in this supernatural wrestling match Still when he seeks out his great something grandaughter he is surprised when she in return seeks him out and insists on joining him on his adventures A game of cat and mouse ensues between him and his adversariesreturnreturnreturnreturnreturnreturnreturnStyle Characterisics Pacing clarity structure narrative devices etcreturnOK the premise is pretty fantastic so how well does Olsen do at creating a great thriller out of it? Olsen creates some memorable scenes I especially recall how Lazarus can see into the Angelic world like when he is at a hospice and can see the ministering angels who are with the dying person The story can be a bit confusing as it jumps around from character to character and between places and times a lot Part of it is told in the form of Lazarus's journal entries which while interesting sometimes don't add much to what is going on LazarusLazare was an interesting character I didn't find his rennaisance man of the world persona meshing with the Biblical image but maybe that's just me returnreturnreturnreturnreturnreturnreturnHow Good is it?returnA page turner though confusing and a little slow in spots

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