What’s good about it?
- Thought-provoking subtext involving unethical and immoral religious practices
- Thoroughly developed plot experienced at a pace conducive to the events of the story
- Very unique ideas that completely evade the “reused” or “rehashed” feel that other stories tend to harbor through regurgitation
- Satirical voice ensures to keep the reader enthralled and provides a very particular set of perceptions in each scene; you probably haven’t read anything akin to this narrator’s voice before!
- Interesting subject matter keeps the reader interested throughout, and it is sure to grab the attention of anyone who has ever been in that particular brand of social institution
- Novella format–can be read entirely in one or two sittings
- Great choice of setting: Costa Rica with a coinciding successful execution of imagery
- Well-organized syntax: reading is smooth and well-worded, avoiding cliché terms and overused idioms; fresh.
- Excellent set-up and delivery of comic relief in key places
What’s bad about it?
- Potential to cause discomfort to subscribers of certain social or religious circles (Did Upton Sinclair care?)
- Potential to hurt people’s feelings (see parenthetical citation above)
- So…no bad things?? That’s right. No bad things.