The striker does very well against the other Cussler books, it's probably the best Isaac bell book so far.
The Issac Bell character, especially with Brik's performance really works well. The story doesn't often leave Bell so you don't really get enough time to form any strong connections with anyone else.
It's asking me what my favourite scene is, but that would surely be spoiling it.
The Wrecker and The Theif are both great, after that I felt the series was getting a bit tired, this one goes back in time to the early part of Bell's career, and it's just what these books needed!
Most of the hero's in adventure books (apart from Bond) grow old and end up being the president, and it gets well boring. Issac was heading that way, so it's great to go back to the whippersnapper days.
I can't decide....
The universe is well thought out. Seems heavily based on real world navy stuff, which was a good choice I thought. It meant the author could spend his time explaining more of the technology along with the story. Took me a while to get into it, but he does a great job of sprinkling in the rules of the world he's created. I found myself tuning out some of the lengthy conversations between various space lords, but I think that might have been the narrator not doing a good job of different voices for so many characters.
I would love to see a movie of this. It's in the Star Trek Battlestar Galactica territory, but would hold it's own if the right person made it. Not sure who I'd cast. Maybe LaRoux as Harrington. I honestly can't remember many other character, there were loads.
I imagine this series gets better over time, since the world is so well defined. So I guess the review has convinced myself to try book 2.
Not sure, probably try another.
If you read this after the Killing floor, and appreciated the plot and how the story unfolded then this one, in my opinion does do it as well. The whole story thing seems unlikely.
I never noticed in The Killing Floor, how often the character's conversations end with someone saying "Right?" Almost all the characters say this at the end of sentence,. In this book, with this narrator it's immediately jarring and continues throughout. I found it pretty distracting on top of a mediocre performance. If I listen to another of Child's books, I'll probably listen to a Dick Hill one.
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