Pretty good story. I can see Baldacci writing several Puller books. Puller seems to be inspired somewhat by Reacher, but is not exactly the same.
There is a few times when "Puller said nothing" and he does head butt a guy which is one of Reacher's favourite moves. Patricia pointed out some other parallels.
To Carolyn : Orlagh Cassidy has done the female voices for several Baldacci books now. She was Michelle Maxwell in The Sixth Man. I thought she did Annabelle Conroy in one of the Camel Clubs.
Anyway, I had trouble getting into The Magicians and Damned. Baldacci has a knack of getting you right into the story pretty quick. If you are a fan of this genre (Sean King, Oliver Stone, John Corey, Reacher, Pendergast, etc) you will like this book.
You can hear the narrator breathing quite frequently. Keep in mind, however ... 1) The book is told in first person. The narrator becomes Harry Dresdren. When you hear breathing and sighing you have the sense it is Harry doing it not the narrator. 2) This is the first book of a great series. There are 14 all together. The narrator gets better and better. 3) Pretty much everyone who doesn't have a problem with the narrator loves these books. They are great fun! Don't miss out.
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