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Tripwire (Jack Reacher)
Tripwire (Jack Reacher)
von Lee Child
  Gebundene Ausgabe

3.0 von 5 Sternen Fantasy for the middle aged executive, 7. Mai 2000
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Tripwire (Jack Reacher) (Gebundene Ausgabe)
I had avoided Lee Child before because I'd figured that his novels would be of the ultra-macho "Bravo Two Zero" school. The Anthony (I think) Award made me decide to give him a try (coupled with the money back offer here in his UK homeland). This is an airport novel designed for the folks in the cheap seats to fantasise about first class travel. It's also for the guy with a paunch who wishes he could stand up to his boss - preferably with some killer martial arts technique. He also dreams of protecting a gorgeous blonde from the bullets that fly off his manly chest. The bad guy reminds me of the problem I had with Mason Verger in "Hannibal", he seems like Mr Burns with a claw. The surprise about his character change isn't much of a shock. Plus points it's a quick and easy read but if you prefer crime to all-out action then think twice.


Birdman: A Novel
Birdman: A Novel
von Mo Hayder
  Gebundene Ausgabe

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2.0 von 5 Sternen Unoriginal thriller even when you don't know twists., 27. Januar 2000
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Birdman: A Novel (Gebundene Ausgabe)
Necrophilia, drug abuse and serial murder - with my busy social life I hardly have time to read! This is simply this year's "Every Dead Thing", a hyped novel which no way compares with "Red Dragon, Silence..". Sold in the UK with a money back guarantee if it's not as good as Thomas Harris could be seen as debased currency given the pathetic "Hannibal" but this reads more like a Lynda LaPlante (Prime Suspect) script idea. The hero carries next to nothing interesting with him (the baggage from his past is dull) and the book lacks flavour overall. Surely a first-time writer could offer us some popular culture references to give the novel some sense of being fresh. She also falls into the genre traps of making it a man on man duel with a threat to loved ones. The final scenes won't live long in my memory as they are clumsy. Do great thrillers really need a money back offer? I'm glad I hadn't read the other reviews which give away the plot - I don't even read the jacket for fear of spoiling the story. Some of these reviews should carry plot warnings.


Mary, Mary: A Novel
Mary, Mary: A Novel
von Julie Parsons
  Gebundene Ausgabe

2.0 von 5 Sternen Five star review -I don't think so, 21. Januar 2000
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Mary, Mary: A Novel (Gebundene Ausgabe)
Amid some of the rave reviews here I would like to add a note of caution. This is not a great thriller for me - maybe I prefer stronger stuff - but this novel has very little that will live on in the memory. Perhaps if you like some of the female authors mentioned you might like this, but to say that this book was a great success in the British Isles is wildly overstating the case.


Garnethill: A Novel of Crime
Garnethill: A Novel of Crime
von Denise Mina
  Gebundene Ausgabe

5.0 von 5 Sternen A brilliant debut, 19. Januar 2000
A great debut which brings a unique viewpoint to the crime field. Mina brings a keen sense of abusive power to the crime field. Forget other UK female authors - Mina really stands out as the best. Roll on her next novel.


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