I cannot find the words to express the contemplative quiet this novel invoked in me. As an atheist I usually do not care for themes of faith and especially preaching. This book discusses life's questions against the backdrop of a young man and his family dynamics. However, the story is nicely woven and stands on its own regardless of the deeper thoughts.
Old fashioned detective story with surprises and interesting characters. No comic book super heroes, no terrorists or homeland security crisis or spies with almost super powers or "it's good for the country" breaking of law or human rights. Very good read and I plan to follow this author.
Simply her best novel to date. I recommend it to everyone. My only negative is the number of readers -- it was not always obvious which character was 'speaking'.
Good story with lots of relevant, thought-provoking ideas about privacy, internet use, etc. The relationships in the story were somewhat stereotypical and card board cut out. Worth reading and thinking about.
Well written but a very difficult listen. If you are interested in a soldier's experience, it is quite good.
I enjoy C.J. Box for his characters and vivid descriptions of Wyoming and Montana. This book has much less of those qualities. It is a horrifying story, well done, but leaves me with the confirmed feeling that "people are just no damn good."
Could not get interested in this, the story and character just put me off and made me feel irritated. Not much insight here, just the feeling it wasn't worth my time.
Great story. Images of back country were awesome and tremendously reminiscent of great times long past.
Characters are cartoon stereotypes. Too preachy, almost a good adventure story but lacks depth of reality. Would not recommend, however, there are some political and religious brainwashing attempted if you care for that sort of thing.
Drop the formula and create something interesting. Less quirky characters, more depth and less stereotype of key characters. Plot that is woven out of ordinary lives, not the ultra fantastic.
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