Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Behemoth by Jonathan Leicht

Do you remember the dinosaur movie from long ago called Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend? This book reminded me of that film.

Africa Game Warden, Jim Thompson, is on a quest to learn what horned creature is killing his elephants. Professor Stephen Gregory is on a quest in search of a creature many African tribes claim exist and resembles a dinosaur.

Two different stories. Two different dinosaurs. One message against evolution.

While many reviewers are put off by Leicht's obvious Creative Design leanings, I think it's important to remember that these characters aren't sure these animals are actually dinosaurs. They aren't pushing their agenda as reviewers claim. They are simply out for discovery.

Leicht does place mainstream scientists in a negative light as not one of them even entertains the possibility of a living dinosaur. Those who believe in Creative Design are the victims of scientific peer pressure throughout this book.

The two adventures are entertaining. I enjoyed how each camp resolved their separate quests. By this point in my reading I'm expecting twists in every story. While Behemoth has some twists I didn't find them too obvious. It was a bit of a surprise when it occurred.

Don't want to spoil it for you if these guys actually find dinosaurs or if it is still just legend, but if you enjoy stories about tromping through the forest and attempting to sneak up and trap mysterious creatures, this book might be a nice, quick read for your weekend.

This book was provided for review, at no cost, by Thomas Nelson Publishing.

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