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24 Declassified by David Jacobs
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Sep 22, 2009

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bookshelves: techno-thriller, tv-based
Read in September, 2009

Much, much better than the author's first 24 entry. Plenty of action and a decent plot. Still, only three stars because:

a.) Jacobs' writing is overly descriptive and impercise, which at times slows the story's pacing to a crawl.

b.) The Jack Bauer of this novel speaks absolutely nothing like the Jack Bauer of the show. He says goofy things like "Do tell!", and at the end delivers a long Sherlock Holmes-esque monologue.

c.) The Jack of this novel is more bloodthirsty.

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message 1: by Caleb (new)

Caleb I agree that the writing is overly descriptive and imprecise, but only until about chapter 4 or so. The book starts out pretty slow and way over-analyzed for my taste, but otherwise the book was one of the best I've read to date. The rest of the chapters are chock full of action and mystery that makes me want to read the rest of the Jack Bauer series.

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