The Camel Club (Camel Club #1)
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Recently, one of my dreams came true when David Baldacci agreed to an email interview with me. Upon hearing the news, my impulse was to jump and kick in a manner my legs haven’t experienced since the late 1980s, when I was a high school cheerleader. I quickly disc ...more
Let me describe this book like this... this is the kind of book that comes in only two forms - paperback and audio. It's excrement smeared on paper and then bound and placed in airport bookstore shelves.
It's your basic Tom Clancy bite off of the terrorist plot to bring down the free world. The author has watched a couple of National Geographic Videos, maybe had lunch with about three or four guys who used ...more
Apart from the tone, this ...more
I find that the case here. He pretty much had me feeling he was really (really) "mostly" interested in making a political point. This is obviously a point to be agreed or disagreed on as I see some reviewers agree with me and others don't. Possibly ...more
I read this book many years ago, but for the life of me, I could not remember very much of it. Except for the fact that Oliver Stone lived homeless across the street from the White house and was a mysterious old man. Now that I have re-read this first novel in the series, scenes and character ...more
- how insignificant we are. Why fight/appose/criticize/object to anything when we're simply not important? Depressing;
- some Americans will approve of the criticism in the book, other will be furious and frustrated;
- this book proves a point. How democracy is used as a weapon to control countries, a well done and straightforward explanation; sadly true as well;
- a cliffhanger ending; don't want to indulge in the series, so I'm unhappy;
- I liked, as in really ...more
Aside from that, though, I enjoyed the story and the main characters. I'll re ...more
How wrong can you be. This started ok. I wondered why the treatise on the nature of Islam, was prepared to accept that somehow the relevance of that would make itself apparent.
20% read and starting to find it tiresome, but this was an author recommended by a friend so I ploughed on.
What a lot of characters and acronyms and superheros and who the hell is this book written for? Seems to me the target audience is an adolescent youth the author is hoping to 'educate' Yet I'm thinking it ...more
I read this book because it was chosen by my book club - I don't think I would have bothered to finish it otherwise.
The plot is ridiculous and lunges around especially towards the end - it felt like a badly written James Bond movie. The nuclear strike was averted by just 1 second - that sort of timing is not dramatic - it's just annoying.
The characterisation was quite two dimensional and, in the case of Hemingway, quite nauseating - his accomplishments are just too unbelievable - s ...more
Un grupo terrorista ha pedido a los secuestradores que exijan armas nucleares a cambio del presidente. Por Dios, el mundo se ha vuelto loco. ¿Por qué la gente no se sienta, lee y se comporta con normalidad?Primer libro de la saga Camel Club. Yo ya tengo leído los siguientes, ya que esta serie la había empezado por el segundo, solo me faltaba el primero por leer. En parte estoy feliz por haber hecho eso porque no sé si la hubiera seguido leyendo en caso de haberla comenzado por este. Es el más ...more
I’ve been a David Baldacci fan since I read Absolute Power. His books don’t always quite live up to that one in my m ...more
The Camel Club combines mystery, suspense, and action in a moderately paced adult read. Readers should be aware t ...more
It seems that the author is trying way too hard to create a gripping, thrill-a-minute novel when in reality, the story is way too long and overtold. Many times while reading it, I felt like I was browsing wikipedia as many random facts were mentioned. I'm not sure if the author assumes his audience ...more
As with all political thrillers, I find myself ...more
I recently bought lot of David Baldacci books and having just finished 'Jack Reacher' series well all the books printed thus far I thought of ...more
In het Witte Huis bereiden de president en zijn naaste adviseur zich voor op de komende verkiezingen. Wat zij niet weten, is dat zij scherp in de gaten worden gehouden door een man die zichzelf Oliver Stone noemt. Stone wantrouwt al jarenlang de Amerikaanse regering en is ervan overtuigd dat allerlei zaken die het daglicht niet kunnen verdragen, in de doofpot worden gestopt. Hij ziet het als zijn missie om de waarheid boven tafel te krijgen. Stone staat niet alleen in zijn achterdocht. Samen me...more
The one thing that I don't like about the book is the violence in the end, but I think the author put it there to make us think about the vehement things people do in the name ...more
I was happy to see that a more rational view of foreign policy and the future of the US had permeated into this piece of popular mainstream fiction (good sign!) - but when I read book reviews, there are clearly polarized reactions to anything that calls they myth of american perfection into question. Perhaps by 2025 a m ...more
You think my explanation is silly? You won't like this book then, because every single idea in it is worse than silly. The plot is a mess, the dialogue is attrocious, the characters are tired and cliche, and the worst part is that the author is capable of so much more.
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Other Books in the Series
Stone answered, "Because camels have great stamina. They never give up."
"That's what Oliver says, but the real reason is this," Reuben countered. "In the 1920s there was another Camel Club. And at each meeting of that club they would all raise their glasses and take a vow to oppose Prohibition to the last drop of whiskey. Now, that's my kind of club.”