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Scarecrow by Matthew Reilly
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Aug 09, 2012

did not like it

I am literally in awe at how incredibly bad this book is. If I could I would give it negative stars. The stuff in this book is only slightly less believable than Star Wars. At least Star Wars gives the disclaimer that it happened a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. This reads like someone who has no grasp of military doctrine, equipment, or the most general knowledge of physics. I'm willing to suspend some belief when reading fiction but this got a little absurd. Several times throughout the book, I would have laid money on the author being a 15-year old boy. If you are under the age of 16, this may be a great book for you. For anyone older than that with the slightest intelligence, pass on this book. The main character's jet seems to be able to morph between a fighter jet and a cargo plane with a cockpit that you can walk around in depending on the needs of the plot line.
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message 1: by Dave (new)

Dave Lawrence A little absurd would be a bit of an understatement. I only got half way through before giving it. I can see the appeal to some as Reilly can write a decent action scene, but just too unbelievable for me.

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