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Prasied for it's greatness and yet it felt so incomplete...
on 23 July 2007
I ordered this book alongside The Genesis Code after buying and reading all of Dan Brown, looking for a more sophisticated and gritty read. I thoroughly enjoyed reading the first half of these books, which were constantly pumping up 'the big discovery'.
Personally i found this to be a very predictable read, being brought up on TV, Computers and every form of story imaginable i found it an almost automatic reaction to say in my head "Oh my God, he's not going to..." and before i've finished the sentance 'he' already has.
John Case (consisting of an investigative journalist and his shackle)does however tell a very good story, his life experiences shine through and add a distinct flavour of depth that captivates the reader. Alas there are elements of his storytelling that put a bad taste in my mouth; for instance i found the voodoo aspect of this tale fairly uneccessary.
All in all, it WAS a fun read and to be honest i couldn't put it down : in the hope that the ending would be it's saving grace, and even though it was pretty poor i would recommend this to big fans of Case books.