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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Die Trying by Lee Child

I generally tend to avoid bestsellers. I figure there are lots of authors out there who haven't made the best seller lists who are just as good a writer as any of the bestselling authors. I also figure they would probably appreciate an additional sale much more than a bestselling author would.

However, sometimes in a moment of weakness, or I am in a hurry I will pick up a bestseller. Sometimes they are really good, like Greg Bear's Quantico. Sometimes they are bad but tolerable, like Dan Brown's The DaVinci Code.

And sometimes you get absolute garbage like this one. Die Trying by Lee Child is a terrible book. It is a violent horror fantasy. It will repulse you with it's deliberate cruelty, unbelievable plot, impossible situations and it's ludicrous actions.

I will admit there are some good parts to it as well. It seems to be well written, it's easy to read, the hero and heroine are well characterized, but the plot is just awful. I only made it through the first few chapters before I had to put it down.

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