Johanneburg, South Africa
I am atheist. I was looking for something more interesting than this. I did not find the content thought provoking, No humor. No insights. At best it was an honest discourse on atheism. I appreciate the effort of Dr Dawkins and respect him but this book is a drab. He does not read it well either. And why the two people reading this?
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!
Only realy disappointment in this book was that I cam to know that this is kind of a fantasy/sci-fi fiction after going to some part of the book. I had chosen it as a regular "on the earth" thriller. Usually I do not like out of the earth stuff,but I managed to complete this book as the characters are interesting, there is structure to the book which keeps you engaged, it move at the right pace to keep you interetsed for the next event. So, I enjoyed it. You too can, provided you are not turned off by a step out of this planet!
It is a good thriller.Keeps you gripped even after you have guessed who the culprit is after 60% - 70% of the book. The style of writing, the characters and the pace keeps one interested. The plot is not something which I can say " I have not come across before"
For Lisa fans it is below expectation. Could have been better, for others give it a go...it will keep you thrilled!
Lisa Gardner keeps you on the edge. Well crafted and well performed.
On a scale of 1-10 for mystery and thriller lovers:
Predictability - 7 you will have to cross 60% of the book before your guessing works
Connection to reality - 4 - Well, the characters and plot are invented for your pleasure, you will not find them anywhere in your neighbourhood. The Detective is as she is in her other novels, well crafted charachter you can connect with. Rest is sheer outrageous imagination.
The Flow and the plot - 7 - Will keep you gripped form the first 5 minutes
Fun / humor - There is none in her books ever, so none here too
For a lover of lawyer-thrillers, this was a ordinary book. Plot was predictable. Nevertheless kept me interested with the style and characters. More like a well made B Class movie.
This book has no humor in it. Sprinkled in some areas as a after though by David, but the book is serious mediocre thriller. The creator of the genre called humor mystery thrillers has left out humor in this book. So for Andy Carpenter fans this will be a mega disappointment, For the rest it will be just a regular disappointment.
Violnce plenty. Point of voilence...the plot...very sloppy. Characters impossible to relate to. Avoid it unless you love raw violence.
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