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Ouch......this was really tough going.
on 4 January 2012
The book reads like an overlong screenplay for a direct to video action movie. I guess the publisher was looking for an author to rival Matthew Reilly. The paper thin characters crash from one life threatening situation to another. The set pieces are heavily contrived and each one takes place alongside an army of exclamation marks. I'm not a book snob by any means but this isn't a patch on Reilly and neither are as good as an early James Twining or an early Dan Brown; they might look the same, have a decent amount of reviews, but they aren't in the same league. If this was published to get young boys back into reading then fair enough, I'd hold off the criticism, but it wasn't and I was duped. I'm upset because I paid full price and then struggled through to the bitter end. My local library is doing a six book challenge - a scheme to get less confident readers into books - this is heading for that pile.