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The Story of B is the third book by Daniel Quinn that I have read It is the story of Jared Osborne a Laurentian Priest of the Roman Catholic Church who discovers through his adventure that the world and church he believes in is not at all what he thinks it is He is sent on a mission by the church to investigate a heretic who could turn out to be the anti-Christ As he investigates and becomes part of the inner circle of a man called B his reality is tested and ultimately altered He realizes that the Church is motivated by fear and greed rather then altruistic and divine intentions The book is set up at Jareds diary that chronicles his journey from the beginning of the assignment where he is sent off with little direction to find the suspected anti-Christ Through the help of a mysterious stranger Jared stumbles on the lectures of a man called B Eventually B takes Jared under his wing and begins tutoring Jared personal on his teachings B is assassinated and Jared thinks the problem for the church is solved Shirin who seemed to Jared to be B girlfriendpersonal assistant takes over where B left off She even assumes the name B Against her better judgment she continues Jared personal tutoring There is also an attempt on her life Jared was hurt in the explosion that was intended to kill B He spent several weeks in the hospital and believed that she was dead When the Church did not give straight answers he returned to Europe to see for himself he discovered she was alive In the end he lives the church and becomes B He tells us that the in truth we are all BHaving read both Ishmael and My Ishmael the Story of B was good book but not an excellent one This book more so than the other two
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