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Posted August 24, 2006
I missed this one somehow, I read 'Snow Blind' first and it was pretty good. Then I read 'Dead Run' and had to force myself to read it to the end, hoping it would get better (it didn't.) My first thought was that Grace, being overly prepared, would have taken a satellite phone instead of relying on a cell phone when she knew there were dead areas with no cell towers. That's just the beginning, and the book, especially the ending when the whole rationale for this convoluted story made me wonder if the idea was ripped off from the Nicolas Cage movie 'The Rock'. In the meantime, most of the characters were one-dimensional, and the men don't speak-they 'growl', 'spit', and 'rumble'. I expected more from the authors of 'Monkeewrench'.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 26, 2006
Cheap and Nasty
I have to say I am baffled by the acclaim this book has attracted. This book carries a cliche on every page, mostly delivered by shallow stereotyped characters. The plot does not provide any significant twists at all. It is clear, almost from the first two chapters, exactly where the tale is heading. In fact, the entire storyline appears to be built on a series of ridiculous (verging on the comical) coincidences. Sorry, but I would can't endorse this book. It is in the cheap and trashy blockbuster mould.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.