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Run, an awesome read
on 23 February 2012
The blurb on this book was enough to make me want to read it. The fact that it was free was an added bonus.
Normally I would not read a book as soon as I downloaded it, but this one just screamed at me to read it. The story was so riveting that I stayed up all night reading it; it was that good. It was a nail biting, tense all action read. It just did not let up from the first page to the last.
Although at times I was a bit irritated with Dee, who was a Dr, but spent most of the book asking Jack stupid questions, I think she redeemed herself when she was forced more than once to put her family before her own feelings. The other thing that I had against her was her reaction to Jack telling her that he thought of having an affair, whilst she was in the midst of her own long-term affair. He though of it, but did not act on it. She thought and acted on it and expected her husband to be all right with it yet could not stand the thought that he was thinking of doing the same thing as her. She also conveniently forgot that the man she was having the affair with was the first person to want to kill her family.
I was more impressed with Naomi, Cole and most importantly, Jack, who was forced to man up almost from the get go. I loved the way Jack changed from someone who was just drifting in the good times, to a man of action when the world went to hell in a hand basket. His sole focus then became how to keep his family alive, even if he did not know who were the good guys or bad guys until they acted. When he found himself in a life or death situation, he was calm enough to act in a way that meant he would live. The good thing that came out of this disaster is the fact that a family that had lost track of itself found itself as a result of disaster that only seems to have affected the US.
I would have been great it if the author had spent a couple of chapters on the aftermath just before the end of the book. Otherwise, the whole storyline, pace and interactions of the characters was on target. What I would like to see is this book translated on to the big screen, just to have a visual of it, rather than the written `visual'.