Let me first say that I liked the book very much, it is a very dark story and gets darker as you go. The story is a mystery that keeps you thinking and guessing and engaged like many good mystery's. It's just that the story surrounds a very nasty violent crime and it's from the point of view of a young girl that lost everyone. This book is very different than Gone Girl however I liked it just as much (My wife disagrees with me, the book was a bit too dark for her)
I will say, the book left me scratching my head but I did like the story. This book is not for everyone it is not a story that is easy to follow. The writer leads you into corners that are bewildering, you'll find yourself thinking "What?" However there is a poetry in the writing that kept me going through out the book. A post apocalyptic tale that spans century's and illustrates a somewhat cynical view of a violent humanity that is destined to repeat its mistakes over and over again.
Once again an engaging well researched and fast paced book. I haven't been reading the series in order of publishing but it's worked just fine, each book stands well on it's own including Brimstone. This book brings you right to the edge of your seat and holds you there white knuckled for hours. The ending is gratifying and leaves the reader wanting another tale of Agent Pendergast.
Great story, fairly complex but it flows well and keeps you engaged. The book is made up of several stories that support the main theme. The only complaint is the ending, there is no conclusion. Without the following book the reader would be left with a quite unfinished story however having just read the second book in the series I have to say the books are great and I think you should read them if you like sci-fi books.
A great story with-in a story with-in a story. I felt that the book would have been better without having tried to tie it into the Gun Slinger series. It seems to me that making this A Gun Slinger book is an attempt to gather readers. I don't think that this book adds anything to the story of Roland and his clan. All that being said I did enjoy the story a great deal. I personaly would prefer that Stephen King stick to the writing and stay away from the narration, it wasn't bad but I think that another narrator could have made a better performance. My review has some negative points but again I really liked the book and think that it's well worth the scratch, a great listen.
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