God damn is that a terribly written book. I could only get through about twenty pages before quitting so I didn’t go insane. The same words and phrases are repeated over and over, for instance:
About 3 out of 4 lines begins with the word "And." It’s like the man had an “and” fetish
About half the lines begin with
"And it came to pass."
God should have sent Joseph Smith a thesaurus along with some golden tablets... And some writing lessons... and tell him to stop trying to rip-off the King James version of the Bible.
Here’s an example,
7 And it came to pass that after I, Nephi, had been in the land of Bountiful for the space of many days, the voice of the Lord came unto me, saying: Arise, and get thee into the mountain. And it came to pass that I arose and went up into the mountain, and cried unto the Lord.
8 And it came to pass that the Lord spake unto me, saying: Thou shalt construct a ship, after the manner which I shall show thee, that I may carry thy people across these waters.
9 And I said: Lord, whither shall I go that I may find ore to molten, that I may make tools to construct the ship after the manner which thou hast shown unto me?
10 And it came to pass that the Lord told me whither I should go to find ore, that I might make tools.
11 And it came to pass that I, Nephi, did make a bellows wherewith to ablow the fire, of the skins of beasts; and after I had made a bellows, that I might have wherewith to blow the fire, I did smite two stones together that I might make fire.
Also, it keeps repeating I, (someguy'sname), did X. It's like Joseph Smith was saying something to extent of, "No seriously, this is a translation, I'm not bullshitting it--look! It even says "I, Nephi! If I had made this all up, it wouldn't say that, now would it?"