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McBride the robot!
on 24 August 2014
The third in the Nathan McBride series and pretty much like the first two this novel is quite corny!
McBride is a wooden character, the dialogue in the book is stilted, robotic, and unrealistic....people just don't talk to each other like they do in this novel!
The story frustrated me at times, I'm all for a bit of escapism, and pushing the bounds of realism.
The story revolves around a young girl texting McBride for help after being kidnapped. What follows is a series of events with McBride going on a one man quest to bring down a criminal gang with a 12 yr old in tow. This beggers belief as McBride is dating a senior FBI agent and for some unknown reason, ( the author tries to explain why but it never makes sense), he doesn't just call his girlfriend, turn himself in, and let them deal with it!!
The end scenario starts off well as McBride sets out to outfox the baddie but you just find yourself saying 'oh come in get real' when he prevails despite having injuries that would have knocked out an ox let alone a man, one of which is self inflicted!!
The author can write a novel but he seriously needs to make his dialogue more akin to how people actually speak rather than the script from an 80's B movie action script.