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Reading this book makes you feel like you're running a race; cold sweats, rapid heartbeat, delirium-induced euphoria. But it is more than a typical 'action adventure'. Mr. Peloso has spent a considerable amount of effort drawing together diverse spiritual and historical subjects such as the Kaballah, Rosicrucianism, and the Qur'an, and fused them with well-known 'mythology' subjects such as the Men in Black and the origin of the Pyramids in Egypt. In addition to the action and 'mythology', the novel is filled with biting social and political commentary about the complacency and materialism of modern society. Overall, City of Pillars reads like a mix of The Celestine Prophecy and Fight Club, and could easily become an underground classic.
This report prepared by Josh Winkler








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Plot & Themes

Tone of story    -   scarey (primal ax-wielding fear) Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Spying/Terrorism Thriller    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   govt. doing secret bad things abroad Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Religious overtones?    -   Yes Amnesia story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   a lawyer creature Age:    -   20's-30's

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   China Jungles?    -   Yes Jungles    -   lost city Desert?    -   Yes Desert:    -   dying of thirst, sunburn    -   funny heat-delusions

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Amount of dialog    -   little dialog

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