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The Confessor by Daniel Silva
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I didn't devour "The Confessor" as I did his previous novel, "The Kill Artist." Just to give you a hint of the difference, and this is not meant to be taken in a good way, as if I had been so enthralled I was delicately portioning every turn of phrase for future contemplation, quite the contrary, but...difference being, I fell so completely into "The Kill Artist" I read the thing in a day, I simply couldn't be torn away. However, with "The Confessor" it was more like pick it up, put it down, pick it up, put it down, which is so not my normal style.

The problem was not in the story, that was great, and Daniel Silva's a master at making mere words become people to love or to hate, you feel like like you know them, although naturally the assassins do not make THAT list. What niggled at my mind as I read "The Confessor" was the writing simply wasn't up to parr, not as highly elevated as "The Kill Artist" so in that sense made what I was now reading a source of disappointment to me, after all of the previous enthralling, devouring reading of Silva which I had so thoroughly enjoyed and bestowed so much praise upon.

Understand all this I've just written is not meant to be taken by you that I don't want, or even feel the need to engage in further reading of Daniel Silva. I'm at the ready, chomping the bit, all systems go, on high alert to make that jump into high stakes intrigue, art restoration, and Gabriel Allon, Top Mossad Agent ever for Israel

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Reading Progress

March 22, 2012 – Shelved
March 23, 2012 – Started Reading
March 24, 2012 –
page 140
March 28, 2012 – Shelved as: mystery
March 28, 2012 – Shelved as: bestsellers
March 28, 2012 – Shelved as: part-of-series
March 28, 2012 – Finished Reading
August 27, 2012 – Shelved as: have-reviewed
November 25, 2012 – Shelved as: ranking-2012-reads-processing
November 25, 2012 – Shelved as: thriller-intrigue
November 25, 2012 – Shelved as: star-four

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