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Strike Back by Chris Ryan
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Aug 22, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: five-star

If you haven't watched the drama series based around this book then please do not start now! Read the book first!!! Those who have watched Strike Back on TV but not read the book tell me that the TV series is amazing - but having read the book a good year ago I would have to strongly disagree.

The series in no way matches the drama and suspense that Chris Ryan presents so well between the pages, and leaves a good many details out that I was so impressed by when racing along the plot. I passed this book on to my father-in-law and he loved it as well.

John Porter is a lot more well-rounded and vivid in the book than on the screen, and the other characters are all vibrant and brutal. The twists in the novel's plot are more shocking and will leave you feeling satisfied, whereas the T.V series falls a bit flat at the end.

Having been in the S.A.S for ten years, Chris Ryan is a worthy match for Andy McNab with regards to writing - and his books are generally a little easier to read as well.
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