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Gone for Good by Harlan Coben
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Jun 06, 2009

it was ok

Yes, I did it again. I am addicted. It's like crack. or the crack of an ass. I can feel the damage being done to my brain as I read page after implausible page and I wince at phrase after ham-handed phrase but still I keep going. As McDonalds is to one's arteries so is Coben to ones brain. What is the cranial equivalent of an oxygen tank and an electric wheel chair, and a long day spent drooling through the aisles at Wal-mart? That is what Coben is, what he does to me. God, I hate him. God, I hate myself.
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message 1: by brian (last edited Jun 06, 2009 09:52AM) (new)

brian   !viva la donkey don!

message 2: by Brad (new)

Brad Heh heh heh.

message 3: by Manny (new)

Manny Donald, if you ever wonder for a moment what good you have done in this world, pause and consider this: thanks to your reviews, I am totally certain that I will never read a Harlan Coben. One soul saved, you know...

message 4: by D. (new) - rated it 2 stars

D. Pow Thanks, Manny...

message 5: by Weinz (new)

Weinz Stop! This can't be healthy! Slowly put down the sludge and pick up something with substance. Anything is better than .... I can't even type his name without wincing. No more!

message 6: by D. (new) - rated it 2 stars

D. Pow Michelle, I just aborted my fourth book by Coben. Never again. Though 'Tell No One' isn't half bad, all the rest of them are so ham-fisted, empty of real characters and chock-full of so many hokey and brain curdling plot twists that I will never never read him again. Now I just need some sort of device to scrape the toxic resin off my brain.

message 7: by Manny (new)

Manny Maybe they can give you a cameo in Eternal Summer of the Spotless Mind II?

message 8: by D. (new) - rated it 2 stars

D. Pow Manny, i feel like I'm already in that movie though I'm more the erased than the eraser.

message 9: by Manny (last edited Jun 29, 2009 12:34PM) (new)

Manny Have you forgotten Kate Winslet or Kirsten Dunst? It's not a bad choice, is it?

message 10: by Weinz (new)

Weinz I've heard "Daisy of Love" rids the brain of unwanted toxins. The side effect is that it will more than likely destroy needed brain cells and erase needed information.

message 11: by D. (new) - rated it 2 stars

D. Pow Michelle, `Daisy of Love’ makes Coben look like frigging Fydor Dostoevsky. Geez, talk about the cure being worse than the cancer…

Manny, I'd much rather have the opportunity to forget Kate Winslet than the other one...

Frank Coles Awesome review, crack or crack of an arse. Either way it got you reading and I'm still grinning!

message 13: by D. (new) - rated it 2 stars

D. Pow Thanks Frank!

message 14: by Weinz (new)

Weinz That is D. Always pleasing the public with his wit and charm. :)

message 15: by D. (new) - rated it 2 stars

D. Pow MW! The Don loves MW...

message 16: by Weinz (new)

Weinz MW loves the Don. :)

message 17: by Jonathan (new)

Jonathan Dunsky Pow? More like WOW! You made me and my wife laugh out loud. Thanks.

Jessica Patton God, I could not have articulated my feelings any better. Thank you for this review. His books always make me think of the Robot Chicken episode with M. Night Shyamalan... What a Twist!

message 19: by Belén (new)

Belén Thanks for this, you nailed it! I was looking for help to stop and this was it!

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