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The Cobra by Frederick Forsyth
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Jul 20, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: own
Read from July 13 to 20, 2011 — I own a copy

While this book has an interesting premise ... how could the United States win the war on cocaine ... it falls short of being a good read in many respects. Forsyth goes into great detail, oftentimes repeating himself, in the buildup of the plot. His heavy-handedness with details reminds me a lot of Tom Clancy, another author who's work I find difficult to read. I was excited when just over half way through the book the action starts to unfold, but that elation was short-lived and even at three-quarters of the way through the book I was struggling to care about anything going on with the plot.

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Overall, this book wouldn't even fall into my top 100 reads. I expected so much more and was, in the end, extremely disappointed.

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Reading Progress

07/14/2011 page 34
07/18/2011 page 84
19.0% "Somewhat difficult to get into this book. Knew it was a bad sign when the author had to put a list of characters and acronyms at the beginning to help the reader out."
07/20/2011 page 286
66.0% "Lots of technical details and buildup, but we're finally on to the action!"
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