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Bring back the edge,
This review is from: The Five Greatest Warriors (Jack West Junior 3) (Hardcover)
I have been a long time fan of MR ever since I picked up an unheard of book called Ice Station whilst traveling round Australia a few years ago, I was instantly hooked by the non stop frenetic pace of the story. The same can be said for several other books written my Reilly such as Contest, Area 7, Temple & Scarecrow. Now while I have enjoyed the Jack West Jr series (in particular 7 Ancient Wonders) I felt that there was a little something lacking.....having completed 5GW I know what that something is "Believe-ability", now I am willing to suspend belief for a lot of the action sequences as they are so much fun but for me it's the constant strokes of luck that I found lacked credibility (I won't detail them as I don't want to ruin it for anyone who hasn't read it yet). The fact is that when reading other Reilly books I was genuinely gripped at what might happen next and in particular who might die (Reilly has no qualms about killing off MAJOR characters) but with this series I felt that whatever happened by some fluke of luck they'd get away with it, this lack of tension took away a lot of the fun. Having said all this I still enjoyed the book and would advise anyone who liked Reilly's other efforts to read this, but be warned it aint no Ice Station !
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Initial post: 24 Feb 2010 15:37:58 GMT
P. Rayson says:
I found out about Matthew Reilly the excact same way as you by travelling around Australia, and your thoughts are the same as mine i was hooked as well.
Good review on his book
Posted on 20 Aug 2010 17:10:12 BDT
L Tilley says:
I too was hooked by Matthew Reilly's non-stop action storylines, and will read this one and take note of your comments, thanks
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