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All a bit far fetched
on 22 January 2011
I know that you're not supposed to take this sort of story seriously, but having enjoyed other Lee Weeks, this one didn't quite do it for me. In fact, I found myself reading the last 10% just to say that I'd finished it. I think my main problem was that the storyline was a bit too contrived and it all became a bit like watching a James Bond film. I don't want to spoil the story, but to give a couple of examples, one of the characters has these little throwing stars - like circular knives - and despite being faced with a small army of people armed with automatic machine guns trying to kill him he always manages to throw about ten of them, they all hit, and all the baddies die. And there's another bit where a guy dies holding a gun and, oh so luckily, his hand drops away from the good guy and then as he's pointing it at the bad guy the rigor mortis sets in and he pulls the trigger. Right oh. I guess it's nice easy reading, but a bit too far fetched to make it a good read, at least in my view.