Yesterday's Hero (Arthur Wallace #2)
There's also what I can only call "Hollywood human biology". You know, where people get repeatedly flung through the air by massive explosions and smashed into concrete walls, or beaten up, or dragged along the ground, and each time they're in pain for about 30 seconds and then carry on? Instead of being hospitalized for six weeks with ruptured internal organs and multiple fractures, and then unable to use their limbs properly for a year?
If you haven’t yet read No Hero, that would be recommended before trying Yesterday’s Hero. Wood does very little to bring new readers up to speed. I think that you would probably be a bit lost.
It’s imp ...more
Favourite character has got to be Winston. Or more specifically, Winston and Ogden together.
"I have to be going now," I say....more
"Oh yeah, course you do," Winston yells at me. "That's it, abandon me. I never helped you out. I never trod on a Russian
I'm in love...alas...Mr. Wood isn't my type, of course, I'm probably not his either. Of course, I only love him for his fiction. It would only be a marriage of convenience. I'm up to my nose in hyperbole, but this is a very good book. I feel for the characters, their frustration, their anger and their sadness. I even feel their hatred for the new boss. It's rare to find a book like that; one that communicates those emotions so well.
It's kind of cool to save the world. Of course, when this happen...more
Now you have a basic idea of who agent Arthur Wallace, the protagonist of this ...more
Think of this as if Helen Mirren's Prime Suspect series got shuffled together with Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere and other odder magical touches.
Loads of fun to read and the character growth from the first book (No Hero) is organic and sensible.
Looking forward to Mr. Wood's next novel in this series!
I do feel sorry for poor Arthur. If people listened to the new guy, there could have been so many pains avoided. On the other hand that might not have been as much of a fun story.
Onward to Anti Hero.
Following closely after the first book, our hero still works for the government to combat strange threats to the UK. This time it is extremely weird Russians.
Basically the problems I had with the first book were confirmed and reinforced:
Characters develop not even between books due to the frantic pace. The second book starts about twelve hours after the first, there is simply no time f ...more
*two thumbs up*
Again, the author had me chuckling through out, as I kept turning the pages... Comments like, "But we saved the world yesterday!" "Yeah, but that was yesterday..." lol. Snarky and I liked it.