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Origin by J.A. Konrath
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May 20, 11

Read from April 06 to 19, 2011

I finished reading this book yesterday. I was a bit let down because I felt that the story had the potential to be a lot better. I'm not trashing it however. The premise was great. But the first half of the story dragged on a bit too long. At one point I nearly lost interest. Then a major incident (don't want to give away the spoiler) got me hooked and it became a rollercoaster ride right until the very last page. Then something else happened on the last page (no spoiler) that upset me.

The initial problems with the pacing in the first half could've been solved had there been a secondary antagonist. Furthermore the other characters could've been downgraded to minor characters. But that's just my opinion.

It should be noted that this is one of Konrath's earlier unpublished novels before he made his breakthrough with his amazing Jack Daniel's series.

Russell Brooks
Author of Unsavory Delicacies
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