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Notes and Reflections on Books and Media

by Hannah Leitheiser


The Book of Mormon

John Smith/God


'Finished The Book of Mormon. Spoiler Alert: Everyone dies. Except maybe Moroni.

Now I know there are some for whom this is a divine work, but from a literary perspective it seems like an attempt to create a book in the style of the King James Bible and in using "now it came to pass" and "yea" and so on gets a little repetitive. From a historic perspective, there's not much to support Nephites, Lamanites, and so forth, living somewhere in the Americas around the time of Christ.