Johanneburg, South Africa
If it is funny, it is only for the American. It is not like his earlier books. Not a classic global book which everyone can enjoy.
If you are looking for business ideas, innovative thinking, insights which you can use in your business this is not the book. This about Walmart, its people and culture. Their obsession with lowering prices. It makes a interesting reading provided you are not expecting any useful take away
This is a amazing story of the underworld in India and how it shaped so many things from the film industry to the terrorism. Written by a journalist, the book is a bit unstructured as things get repeated but it gave me a clear view on the life of the worlds no 2 wanted man. Amazing research. Terrific insights into the Indian mafia.
Lot of words about how this book is bad will not help. Along with a bad narrator this is a just a ordinary book of an demented serial killer. As an avid reader of mystery thriller and drama, I did not enjoy the book. Skip if you have other options in your wish list is my advice.
This book had any uncanny connection to books by David Rosenfelt. The narrator - Grover Gardner is the narrator of Andy Carpenter series. The books main characters are Andy and Laurie, same as in David Rosenfelt's Andy Carpenter series. And for a minute I thought eh...is it...but I could not have been more wrong. This is not a crime thriller but a book which touches the emotions of parents and kids involved in a issue which can be at best considered "abnormal" The building of characters, their handling of the complex issues and emotions is managed in a beautiful way, by actions and spoken words rather than description of the state of mind. It has its few surprises, twist and turns which could get it classified as a crime thriller, but I would rather call it a very good gripping story of managing very complex issues in a family which is jolted out of their normal existence by a crime!
Go ahead. It is worth that credit.
This is amazing way to tell the story of modern India. The characters are awesome. The plot is outrageous but possible in the crazy new India. But all that apart, this book is hilarious! It is a dark comedy. Do not think too much. This will be funny and interesting irrespective of the genre you normally love. I am a "mystery and thriller" for the traffic and exercises type of a guy...but this book was a well fit for me. This is not the "heavy" stuff which usually comes with award winners.
This book is fast paced, a bit faster than you will expect. There is no dull moment and never does the author linger into describing the mountains. It is a thriller to the core. It is not a conventional hostage drama, the twist and turns surprise and keep you gripped. Any lover of thrillers will thoroughly enjoy it. It will not be really worth describing the character and plot in the review. The character building is also as fast as the rest of the book. But the book is not about the character, it is how the characters behave in crises. Speed and Thrills. Worth the credit!
I have to yet to come across a book by Linwood Barclay where the plot or the characters are not unique. The suspense, the surprises, the twits and turns of the plot keep you gripped. This book in no exception to this. A unique plot with unique characters which kept me gripped from start to the last chapter. I would rather not discuss the plot and characters or try to be a critic, if a book is engages me like this one did, I give it top marks. Go for it, you will not be disappointed if you love mysteries and thrillers!
Nope, this book does not deserve a long review. it just deserves stars. LOL, LOL, LOL, LOL, LOL - all are stars!
Go for it. there are a no disappointments in this book if you have a sense of humor and can enjoy fiction as fiction!
Unless you get annoyed with the Croatian accent this book is a laugh riot. It is without a serious plot, it just the narrative and style which is funny. A hit man escapes and takes an identity of priest in Iceland. But the events, goof ups, the characters and the wise cracks made the book worth listening to. I was laughing aloud at some instance. I do not think this book would have been as funny if it was read without the accent. It is a short book. Worth for a relaxed trip!
Check out the sample before you download, there is a thick eastern European accent at may not be something you can decipher.
Smile through the book.Laugh aloud many a times. Feel some good suspense and thrills to hold the laughter! It is always worth it. Terra has not been given the due attention in this book. Next time :) If you have heard Andy Carpenter books this is a easy choice. If you are new...welcome to the world of humor-thrillers-Go for it!
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