The Camel Club (Camel Club #1)
Recently, one of my dreams came true when David Baldacci agreed to an email interview with me. Upon hearing the news, my impulse was to jump and kick in a manner my legs haven’t experienced since the late 1980s, when I was a high school cheerleader. I quickly disc ...more
Let me describe this book like this... this is the kind of book that comes in only two forms - paperback and audio. It's excrement smeared on paper and then bound and placed in airport bookstore shelves.
It's your basic Tom Clancy bite off of the terrorist plot to bring down the free world. The author has watched a couple of National Geographic Videos, maybe had lunch with about three or four guys who used ...more
Apart from the tone, this ...more
Aside from that, though, I enjoyed the story and the main characters. I'll re ...more
How wrong can you be. This started ok. I wondered why the treatise on the nature of Islam, was prepared to accept that somehow the relevance of that would make itself apparent.
20% read and starting to find it tiresome, but this was an author recommended by a friend so I ploughed on.
What a lot of characters and acronyms and superheros and who the hell is this book written for? Seems to me the target audience is an adolescent youth the author is hoping to 'educate' Yet I'm thinking it ...more
I read this book because it was chosen by my book club - I don't think I would have bothered to finish it otherwise.
The plot is ridiculous and lunges around especially towards the end - it felt like a badly written James Bond movie. The nuclear strike was averted by just 1 second - that sort of timing is not dramatic - it's just annoying.
The characterisation was quite two dimensional and, in the case of Hemingway, quite nauseating - his accomplishments are just too unbelievable - s ...more
I find that the case here. He pretty much had me feeling he was really (really) "mostly" interested in making a political point. This is obviously a point to be agreed or disagreed on as I see some reviewers agree with me and others don't. Possibly ...more
The Camel Club combines mystery, suspense, and action in a moderately paced adult read. Readers should be aware t ...more
As with all political thrillers, I find myself ...more
It seems that the author is trying way too hard to create a gripping, thrill-a-minute novel when in reality, the story is way too long and overtold. Many times while reading it, I felt like I was browsing wikipedia as many random facts were mentioned. I'm not sure if the author assumes his audience ...more
The one thing that I don't like about the book is the violence in the end, but I think the author put it there to make us think about the vehement things people do in the name ...more
The Camel Club exists in the shadows of Washington, D.C., four misfits led by Oliver Stone, who distrust government agencies and immerse themselves in conspiracy theories. They witness a shocking murder, one they believe was committed by government agents. Worse, the killers have spotted them. Fearing for their own safety, they set out to solve the murder.
Each member of the club has his own specialty (and idiosyncrasy). Along the way, they enlist the h ...more
The group meets in a variety of places around Washington DC to discuss current events, politicians and conspiracy theories; as the story opens one m ...more
I was happy to see that a more rational view of foreign policy and the future of the US had permeated into this piece of popular mainstream fiction (good sign!) - but when I read book reviews, there are clearly polarized reactions to anything that calls they myth of american perfection into question. Perhaps by 2025 a m ...more
Loved reading every page of this novel. This book deals with attempts of US to control Governments of oil rich nations for their vested interests. Although this book takes you through the terrorism prevailing in ISLAMic countries, it also exposes the other side of their story. It shows a different perspective from the ones involved in such te ...more
I actually listened to Divine Justice (book 4 in the series) a week ago ...more
With his Cam ...more
The story is about a group of talentfull misfits that have their own conspiracy club in Washington DC, their leader going by the name of Oliver STone is an friendly man with NO history whatsoever, as he is officially been dead for several decennia.
This group, the Camel club, witnesses by accident the murder of a Intelligence analyst. This ...more
There has been a lot going on ever since the night at Roosevelt Island. The Camel Club members and I have been afraid ever since that night when we witnessed the murder of Patrick Johnson. We have been meeting almost every night discussing facts about the case, and we don’t want the cops to connect us to the murder since we witnessed it. Last night we decided to seek the truth, which is the old Camel Club way. We plan on figuri ...more
In het Witte Huis bereiden de president en zijn naaste adviseur zich voor op de komende verkiezingen. Wat zij niet weten, is dat zij scherp in de gaten worden gehouden door een man die zichzelf Oliver Stone noemt. Stone wantrouwt al jarenlang de Amerikaanse regering en is ervan overtuigd dat allerlei zaken die het daglicht niet kunnen verdragen, in de doofpot worden gestopt. Hij ziet het als zijn missie om de waarheid boven tafel te krijgen. Stone staat niet alleen in zijn achterdocht. Samen me...more
Berlatar belakang Amerika pasca 9/11 yang dipenuhi prasangka terhadap terorisme dan orang Arab, mereka bersahabat dan sama-sama menggemari teori konspirasi yang melibatkan petinggi-petinggi pemerintahan Amerika. Masalahnya, apa yang mereka hadapi kemudian bukan sekedar teori tapi mereka terlibat langsung dalam konflik konspirasi yang berkemungk ...more
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Stone answered, "Because camels have great stamina. They never give up."
"That's what Oliver says, but the real reason is this," Reuben countered. "In the 1920s there was another Camel Club. And at each meeting of that club they would all raise their glasses and take a vow to oppose Prohibition to the last drop of whiskey. Now, that's my kind of club.”