I can't believe all the negative reviews that all the narrow minded politically correct do gooder wannabees have written to trash this suspensful book. They gotta get over the fact that the protaganist is on the other side of the current liberal beliefs on global warming. When I was a kid, we didn't have wind chill factors, heat indexes etc. It was either cold or it was hot. Lets start reviewing books on their good and bad merits instead of whether they are in tune with the reviewers beliefs. I thought it was a great story and well worth the hours of listening. Never a dull moment. I listened and learned from both sides of the global warming argument. I found the book challanging, not written at a level below me. Maybe thats it, they just didnt understand the book.
I have been a JFK fan since I was a boy. Combine that with a little time travel that you dont have to be a rocket scientist to understand. Set out a few time travel rules and see how life was in the late 1950s - early 1960s. Such insight into how lifew was in small town USA. The narrator nails the accents. This early style of King's writings make it one of the most enjoyable of his books to read.
No, books with lots of detail like this you need to take a break and let your mind process it. I did have to sit in the driveway to listen to the last half hour. I wasnt ready to take a break. I wanted to stay with the flow.
A friend recommend I read this book. Now it is my turn to recommend you read it too.
This book should not be sold as the Marigold Hotel. It should still be named These Foolish Things. I liked the story line of the movie much more than the book. I am not just referring to the visuals and the sounds,The characters are similar, but they are also so different from book to movie. Enjoy the book for what it is, Just do not expect it to follow the movie.
I relate the author John Grisham to a fine restarant and his books to a fine meal. I loved the hors devours. This book starts off great. And the wine pairings to take us to the main course developed and fleshed out the story. I could not wait for each successive course or wine pairing. But when dessert was served, it was like being offered an ice cream cone and rushed out the door because the restaurant was closing. What a let down. I still gave it 4 stars because I liked what was there.
I couldn't get through it though I forced myself to endure the endless drone. I thought suspense novels were supposed to make you want to turn the page to find out what is going to happen next or to uncover another clue. This book just goes on and on endlessly without suspense. This book makes reading the crime beat or arest records in the newspapaper exciting.
Entertaining, contemporary setting, but lacks the details that Dan Brown or John Grisham would have included. Left me wanting for more. I felt I was being sluffed over. I could have learned a lot more about industrial spying. Paranoia wasn't up to my expectations on technical aspects that would have enhanced the book.
Simple, Predictable, Lacked imagination and development of non christian explanations of the rapture. Didn't provoke any thoghts for me, left me wanting for a good discussion between the christian and an alternative cause.
Murder mystery, Conspiracy, Religion, History, the old seach for the Holy Grail meets the new. The author weaved wave after wave of new information adding more and more pieces to the puzzle. I am sad it is finnished.
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