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Juggernaut by Adam Baker
Juggernaut by Adam Baker
3.0 out of 5 stars Solid., 11 Jun 2014
Despite its faults (of which, in my opinion, there are quite a few), this is an exciting, tightly-plotted, and well-researched action/horror novel. If you're looking for originality or characterisation, I'd give it a miss, but if you fancy an entertaining, no-nonsense, and entertaining read, you could do a lot worse.
Pines (The Wayward Pines Trilogy 1) by Blake Crouch
Touches on quite a few genres this one, but in essence it's a thriller with a bit of science fiction thrown in at the end. I thought the writing was solid and occasionally even better than that; the characters engaging; the story moved along at a nice pace; and the air of mystery was well-sustained right until the end. There then follows a rather silly bit of exposition and the story gears up for a second book, which is likely to be a very different beast than this one. It's full of plot holes and the ending is, as I say, daft, but it's entertaining enough and I went on to read the second book and will read the third one when it's eventually released. So make of that what you will...
Dead Man's Land by Robert Ryan
Dead Man's Land by Robert Ryan
4.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly good., 21 Dec 2013
An interesting, entertaining and undemanding piece of historical/detective/fan fiction. The novel moves along at a nice pace and whilst I wouldn't call it gripping, it is exciting in a rather gentle manner. The book could easily have been written without the Sherlock Holmes angle, but I suppose the publisher wanted to appeal to as many markets as possible and it does enable them to differentiate a fairly standard detective story from the huge number of competitors when they're marketing it. Overall, I enjoyed it.