Fatal Error (Repairman Jack #14)
“Repairman Jack is one of my favorite characters--I'm full of happy anticipation every time I hold a new RJ novel in my hands.”
--Charlaine Harris, creator of True Blood
The End of the World is at hand!
Munir Habib's life has become a nightmare. His tormentor has warned Munir not to report the kidnapping of his family, or else they will pay a terrible price. A friend
This is a surprisingly weak Jack book, in my opinion. On the one ha ...more
Here things are moving toward what seems to be the inevitable end (of the books and maybe of the world). The end of this book is a no nonsense cliffhanger. The words "Get the Next Book" should have been the last thing on the pages.
I like these books. A heads up here ...more
Several plot threads run through this one, all eventually connecting.
Jack help out an Arab-American named Munir whose wife and son have been kidnapped and is being forced to jump through hoops to save them, being forced to perform things ...more
This is not a stand-alone novel. If you have not read the preceding novels in the series, ...more
The situation is becoming complex - in the early books you might be able to read one in isolation, ...more
The call-outs to Wilson's YA series were also a bit unwelcome, being worked into the story about as smoothly as a Family Guy flashback scene.
This one is for Wilson completists, but I'm not sure I'd recommend ...more
I have to admit that it explains pretty handily the absence of the internet for the previously-written but later-in-the-timeline climactic book. Clever, my man, but it was a little too obvious-clever. And a little lazy.
Sorry -- just not as good as the "clas ...more
F. Paul Wilson is putting all the final pieces together for the final confrontation in the Adversary Cycle. Jack is still on the sidelines, in defense mode against Rasolom/ The One. The Lady in mortal danger of being taken out of existence for the Ally by the fall of the internet, and Jack still using his wits and guns at the things that go bump in the night. Jack, the anti hero, still trying make sense of the unexplainable is set free by the events cultivating here and ...more
As usual, a Repairman Jack novel has action, thrills and Jack kickin' some derriere. I do have a couple of conceptual issues with this one though. The first half of the book moves along nicely, although Jack is a bit slow taking the job. I would note that if you have not read the Adversary Cycle by F. Paul Wilson you need to read up to Reprisal, don't let the cover fool you, it's a wonderful novel and has some intense moments of fear. It's what a horror novel should be, not blood & guts but...more
Repairman Jack has been recruited to fight the Otherness. The Ally's previous paladin, Glaeken (now known as Veilleur), who fought for a millenium has been allowed to retire and he is aging. Veilleur wants Jack to t ...more
I did have a couple quibbles, though. The constant references to the YA novels got annoying. I haven't read them and I'm not going to read them, I doubt I'm the only reader who feels that way, so why bang the series ove ...more
I started reading this series several years back when Borders
bookstore was still selling books. At that time, I was
just browsing books and was looking to read a horror novel
that was not written by Stephen King and happened to see a book
with the title "The Tomb". The book cover looked scary and
there was an endorsement from Stephen King and some other famous
authors. So I took a chance and bought the book and I was glad
Repairman J ...more
Fatal Error's flimsy plot wrapper consists of an attempt to finally destroy the Lady by taking down the internet--and hence, the n ...more
This one is an episode, very much in the TV sense. A major plot event goes by, but in a self-contained sort of way. Some major characters meet up, so those plot threads advance. The big bad guy is temporarily foiled but gains a huge advantage. The good ...more
You can read Fatal Error as a standalone but I would not recommend it. There is so much back story that you would miss out on knowing if you started here. Yes, you can still enjoy the book but for me anyway I don't thin ...more
The series is drawing to a close and this book seemed like filler. Granted there were a few plot ...more
Will the forces of evil bring about The Change or will the forces of
I-Don't-Care prevail in maintaining the status quo.
In an Author's Note, Mr. Wilson indicates he is about through with
Jack and his quirky friends. I'm sorry. I think he could have done
a great deal more whit their stories and left out all the alien creature
He does give us a good view of New York and its citizens who all
seem to believe they are the entire universe. ...more
If you have read the previous books in this sequence, this is for you. Otherwise, go back and start at the ...more