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Carte Blanche by Jeffery Deaver
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Jun 14, 15

Read from July 04, 2011 to June 14, 2015

This is a bit of a slog to be honest, which I wouldn't expect from a Bond thriller. I'd no issue with the modern-day reboot, and the villains were decent but the author's stylistic ticks really grated. The switching of viewpoints was clumsy and unnatural, the end of chapter mini-cliffhangers outgrew their welcome, and, worst of all, the here's-what-really-happened rug pull was immensely irritating. 'Oh no, Bond is in trouble!' Relax, he's actually double-bluffing the reader with a complicated plan he apparently came up with between chapters, since we were told his thoughts on this scenario a moment ago.
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07/04
15.0% "Reading my first book on the iPad"
06/14 marked as: read

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