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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

APOOO BookClub's Review of The Temptation of John Haynes

Here's the APOOO Book Club's review of The Temptation of John Haynes

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4.0 out of 5 stars Dont Judge A Book By Its Cover!, April 12, 2011

By CHayes "Cheryl" (Bronx, NY) - See all my reviews

(VINE VOICE) This review is from: The Temptation of John Haynes (Paperback)

The Temptation of John Haynes by Shawn James

Don't Judge A Book By Its Cover!
The Temptation of John Haynes by Shawn James is not your average African-American fiction story, Mr. James takes you on a wild ride getting up close and personal with Lucifer aka "The Devil" himself. I was taken aback by the childlike cover and further intrigued by the graphic details of the characters and the intricacies of the story behind the tale. I also enjoyed Mr. James' synopsis of how the story came to be in the end.

The Temptation of John Haynes was a well thought-out book, with leading characters that were relatable, daring, trustworthy and downright scary at times. John Haynes is a vulnerable man who has lived through many disappointments and let downs only to get the ultimate chance of a lifetime as a CEO of a major company. Turning his back on his problems he jumps head in and tries to change the world a little bit at a time, while Temptress E'Steem, a well known She-Demon, is playing her role as an Executive Assistant, Temptress E'Steem is having a hard time figuring out why the Devil hates John so much and needs to claim his soul. E'Steems' purpose in this tale of strife is to convince poor John to sleep with her; securing his spot in Hell for eternity. E'Steem needs to fulfill this promise to the Devil so that she can claim the promotion she was worked so hard for. Breach of contracts and overwhelming feelings of love and devotion play a strong part in this drama-filled book where we get a first-hand look at the Devil and how he thinks and works.

I was surprised on many occasions while reading this book, and had the feeling that I was part of the story as it was unraveling before my eyes. Why did Lucifer pick John out of all of the millions of people in the world to corrupt? Was John faithful to God or Lucifer: Will John believe E'Steem when she reveals her true self or is this all a dream?

Mr. James has penned a winner with the Temptation of John Haynes. He has incorporated faith, love and God with a touch of Hell, brimstone and mystery. Is there actually a book written outlining our lives and if so does the Devil also have a copy Will having faith banish the Devil Can you actually come face-to-face and defeat the Devil physically? Hold on to your seats; this is a crazy journey through Hell, Heaven and Earth. This was a well-written book, with the exception of some additional editing issues and minor typos. The Temptation of John Haynes left me thinking what if and is it possible. I recommend this book to readers of all genres; I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Reviewed by:

Cheryl Hayes

APOOO BookClub

This book was provided courtesy of the author.

1 comment:

  1. This is a terrific review, Shawn, by a leader in the field. And it's fitting that a great book would get a great review. I'm predicting that this is the first of many.

    You've been showing your mettle since the beginning, but at some point writers get a breakthrough book and this is it for you. John Haynes is such an affecting book and it will stir hearts, minds and souls to the kind of fervor only a semi-religious tome like this can do.

    Carry on! You've got it and you're
    using it. And we as readers are loving it!