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2.0 out of 5 stars Just Not a Page-Turner, 21 Jan 2011
This review is from: Dead or Alive (Hardcover)
As another reviewer has commented, it's hard to put your finger on precisely what's wrong. My surmisal is that Clancy was responsible for the plot, which is inherently good (though not his best) and thus likely to be the product of his still working imagination. But the detailed storyline and prose I have to assume is Blackwood (why else use him?), which though not uniformly awful, drags and frankly is stilted and ponderous in too many places. Thus the context and plot are classic Clancy, but the feel, the drive, the pace of the book are not. Unfortunately, this is Clancy on beta-blockers: normally I would read a Clancy in two overnight sittings; I managed to get to the end of this one over two weeks but was tempted on several occasions to put the book down.
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