Review: Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith

Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith
Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith by Jon Krakauer
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Having enjoyed “Into Thin Air” and heard good things about “Into the Wild”, I decided to read “Under the Banner of Heaven”. The experience was disappointing. It reads like a travelogue in crime-history. I had the sense of a distant author, observing the events, without comprehending the religious and philosophical nuances of what he saw. It was a bit shallow.

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2 Responses to Review: Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith

  1. kirinjirafa says:

    He didn’t seem like a very profuond thinker in Into Thin Air either, though, so I guess it doesn’t surprise me that you would feel that way about this.

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