I enjoyed the book, read it through in a few days. Unusual for me. I love Egyptology. We have several family jokes concerning the exhibit at the FGood
I enjoyed the book, read it through in a few days. Unusual for me. I love Egyptology. We have several family jokes concerning the exhibit at the Field. It was nice that I could picture many things brought up in this story. I can't consider it a smooth read. Kind of a lot of detail -- so I had to backtrack a few times. I kind of wish he would use more distinctive names -- Mason, Logan, etc. ...more
This was so well written. The author just grabs you and drags you in. It is kind of outside my comfort zone, but IReally good. Look.
Really good. Look.
This was so well written. The author just grabs you and drags you in. It is kind of outside my comfort zone, but I found the first two thirds was a kind of hold your breath trip. I felt it kind of plodded a little when they got to the mud but. I think the PJs would have been more aggressive and the whole situation more volatile. But I have to take the author's word for that. Anyway, read this. you will like it. I am a prime member and Kindle published. I was going to order it through Kindle Firsts, but I already had it so it might be a verified purchase. I might read more by this author....more
Well, it is NOT the most gripping thriller. It is a tumbling rocks down a hill kind of story that you want to know what happeNot quite but pretty good
Well, it is NOT the most gripping thriller. It is a tumbling rocks down a hill kind of story that you want to know what happens. This Nick Louth tells a good story. I would have liked to know Max better, become more attached to his character and the crazy blond chick was superfluous. I found the writing pretty good but hated the Dan Brown church descriptions.I also couldn't figure out where the lightning came from.I would give it a 3 but there were a lot of things I liked and the formatting and lack of typos is near,maybe just is perfect. There is no 3.5 so I have to go with four but I believe it is not quite that. Gun story. Louth will get better....more
I had to finish this book because of the story. The story redeemed the book. The POV changes made me uncomfortable. I understand first person isPOV
I had to finish this book because of the story. The story redeemed the book. The POV changes made me uncomfortable. I understand first person is the prevalent choice nowadays, but I hated waiting to page two or three of a chapter to find out who was talking this time. It is a touchy subject to me for personal reasons, beside the fact I find it difficult to read. And then trying to put it in present tense. Just don't like it. But that is a style issue isn't it? The author is a capable writer and I was interested in the story. It bears out my contention about infidelity. It probably happens all the time. People just don't talk about it. Zoey was actually the most vivid character, so that doesn't seem quite right. I think I would go three or three and a half, but I like to be encouraging and the author is the doppleganger to a younger me. I would suggest she pull out all the stops in her next outing. This is an unsolicited review. ...more
I breezed through the first stories. There was so little to them that when I later encountered the name Doucette, I could not bother to go backEffort.
I breezed through the first stories. There was so little to them that when I later encountered the name Doucette, I could not bother to go back and see what the first reference had been. The last story is supposed to be the anchor here. I had to start it four times. (My Kindle is not cooperating, so I will add more when I get to my PC. I know you are dying to hear it.)
Of course Dubus can write. House of was good. you were properly propelled. This collection was so forced, so about nothing. If stuff like this happens in your reality, it may be important, maybe life changing, but who cares about these people. every town has the girl who blows everyone to be "popular". It wouldn't be Devon. on the one hand he paints her self-aware, attractive, smart. Then she is a straw in the wind whose parents, especially dad, fail her. So you can't get a handle on her.
A few section breaks would ha e rendered the whole book less confusing and on paragraph, "for, for,for" ...more
I love stories about people that might live on your block, or that you might be married to, or that might be YOU. Mr. King writes well and teImmersion
I love stories about people that might live on your block, or that you might be married to, or that might be YOU. Mr. King writes well and tells an entertaining "I have to know what happens next" story. The main character is very well drawn and likable. As in other works by Mr. King, he tends to gallop at the end, but that is probably the point where the ends and pieces should be carefully bound together. For myself, I want 400 pages of endlessly revealing character facets. But this did the job nicely. An enjoyable, fast-paced read. I questioned a few plot turns, but shouldn't any story you are involved with cause you to do that? An author has gotten you when you start second guessing his characters. Would welcome an extra half star to add here....more