I love Westlake and while this is a completely different style in all ways and while it was depressing in its reality, it could have been among his best, EXCEPT, the ending. The ending was so weird and abrupt i still can't believe it was the end. If the Moderator had not come back on telling us that "This has been ..." i would be sure the file was corrupted and it was not the end. The reader was great though!
Other reviews have described our disappointment so well there is nothing to add except - it was extremely irritating the way Child has Reacher obsessively describe every possible variation of almost every action he takes, thought he has, and thing he encounters. Child was obviously packing in loads of "filler" to make it last long enough to call it a book. This very loyal fan very unhappy. Child gets one more chance with me. Another like this one will be a sad ending to a great series.
Not published it.
Dick Hill was "off" his usual quality, but still OK considering what he had to work with.
Don't spoil your appreciation of Reacher by listening to this one.
I disagree with the reviewer who headlined the review "Garbage". It was worse than garbage! Save your money, and time. The only possible explanation is that Grisham took the first half of one implausible, rediculous story, and added it to the second half of an entirely different, implausible, rediculous story, and did not even bother to link the two together.
I actually went back and listened to the first half again to see if i missed parts that would explain what the relationship was to the second part! (It didn't help).
This might be what a first time author, who was just out of high school would write, but he woud never get it published.
Anything but Grisham
Reader was OK but he was not very good. Maybe he was as confused as Grisham was about what was going on.
Sadness at the pitiful depths to which a very good author has sunk
I am returning this book for credit. Maybe if enough people actually do that we won't be subjected to stupid trash like this.
This book is nothing more than a diatribe against wind power. I might have been able to overlook that if anything else ever happened in the story. The main character is nobody you want to know, like or listen to. Characters pop up at random. Ove half way through the book and still nothing has happened except a guy was killed and hung from a wind mill.
I will never buy a Box book again.
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