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“The book [of Mormon] Joseph [Smith, Jr.] dictated abounds with examples of his poor grammar and Yankee dialect as well as his penchant for digression, redundancy, and wordiness. Rarely are his characters’ inner moral conflicts reflected. Most often we encounter flat, uncomplicated, two-dimensional heroes and villains. Generally the plots are simple and frequently improbable.”

~Dan Vogel, Joseph Smith: The Making of a Prophet, (Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books, 30 April 2004), 119.