Not having read this book, of course, and not wanting to be overly critical, but
to me writing particularly about "bad guys" seems like risky
business.Whenever an author writes about "bad guys,"
whether in our day or in any other, it's hard not to romanticize them, making
them appear like they're really worth sympathizing with, at least a little.I think of Mario Puzo's THE GODFATHER. Don Corleone and his family were
indeed bad guys, but not as bad as the "real" bad guys. So, the
natural reaction was to sympathize with him and his family.Book of
Mormon bad guys were just as bad as all the bad guys in THE GODFATHER.Writing "about" these characters would obviously take the focus off
the intent and purpose of the Book of Mormon.There's a psychological
axiom that says, "What a person pays attention to, increases, whether the
primary focus is on what's good or what's bad."It's admittedly
premature to make judgments about the book before reading it, but the premise
for it all, at best, seems questionable to me.If just to be
humorous, I can guarantee, they'll come out sympathetic.Paying
attention to evil, promotes it.