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1.0 out of 5 stars For curiosity only., 26 Jan 2011
This review is from: Miracle Cure (Hardcover)
As a huge fan of the writing of Harlan Coben, I bought this believing that it was his latest novel. As I waded through the turgid prose and unbelievable plot, I realised something was wrong. I now find that it was written four yeara before his first Myron Bolitar story. I don't know what happened during those years, but he certainly became a different, more mature writer. I would suggest that you buy this for curiosity's sake, but be warned, it is 20 years old and clearly the product of a young writer taking his first step. If you are new to his work, either start with the first of the Bolitar series or one of his other novels such as "No Second Chance."
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Initial post: 28 Feb 2011 12:56:29 GMT
Norrin_Radd says:
Agreed. I would've thought Coben has generated enough credibility (and cash!) over the last ten years without resorting to publishing old stuff that has been sitting festering in the bottom drawer for years. He published Play Dead last year, and by his own admission said - basically - that it was crap. Why then would he do the same thing again? Is he that desperate for the money?

Posted on 21 Mar 2011 06:58:39 GMT
Mandingo says:
I honestly thought Play Dead was a far superior book to Caught (which I was deeply disappointed with and would never have associated with Harlan Coben if I didn't know he was the author).

Posted on 9 Oct 2011 23:07:31 BDT
R. Smith says:
I made the same mistake in thinking that this was his latest novel. It is really bad - I gave up halfway.

Posted on 27 Nov 2011 11:51:46 GMT
Last edited by the author on 27 Nov 2011 11:52:17 GMT
Dead right: this book is worse than rubbish. Why damage your reputation this way Harlan?
PS If he had to publish why didn't he re-write it? Make the characters credible? Tidy the ludicrous plotting? Or, better yet, burn it.
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