Customer Reviews for

Deathstalker

Average Rating 4
( 25 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(15)

4 Star

(5)

3 Star

(2)

2 Star

(2)

1 Star

(1)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

Most Helpful Favorable Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

It's Green. 'Nuff Said

Here's the thing, if you've ever read Simon Green, then you know the style. As always, there's a lot of repetition with synopsises and especially phrases. ("Can we shoot it?" "Only if you want to make it mad." and "I wouldn't trust [insert] as far as I could spit in a h...
Here's the thing, if you've ever read Simon Green, then you know the style. As always, there's a lot of repetition with synopsises and especially phrases. ("Can we shoot it?" "Only if you want to make it mad." and "I wouldn't trust [insert] as far as I could spit in a hurricane.") But these phrases are kinda like coming home to an old friend. The characters are all archetypes that Green uses in pretty much everything else he writes (i.e. the reluctant hero, the bad-ass girlfriend, and several other characters whose sole purpose is just to provide some entertainment) But this is what we not only come to expect from Green, but love. Definitley worth reading.

posted by forest5934 on July 29, 2010

Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review

Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

you're joking, right?

Unfortunately this book does not live up to the hype in the other reviews I have read here. I begin to suspect they were written by personal friends of the author. The story itself is ... fair. Not horrible, not attention-grabbing, just ... fair. It would have bee...
Unfortunately this book does not live up to the hype in the other reviews I have read here. I begin to suspect they were written by personal friends of the author. The story itself is ... fair. Not horrible, not attention-grabbing, just ... fair. It would have been better if the style of writing weren't so bad. The author is stilted, the dialogue is repetitious and everyone but EVERYONE seems to talk in the same patterns. It also seems that the text was padded a bit -- I know it isn't true but over and over again it appears as if characters are referred to only by their complete names. It isn't as if there are so many characters that they had to be identified every time they were in dialogue or plot. The worst part is, I gave Green a chance and bought the second book in the series thinking it had to be better. Sadly I was incorrect. The one good bit of news is that Green and his publisher have my money at this point -- I can assure you it'll be the last time I purchase any thing by this author.

posted by Anonymous on January 17, 2007

Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 2 review with 2 star rating   See All Ratings
Page 1 of 1
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2013

    Good but with many writing issues.

    I would say more its 2 and 1/2 stars. I liked the characters and the world...but this book needed an editor. Some scenes were unnecessary and some characters. The writing style left me a bit unsatisfied.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2007

    a comic book without the pictures

    A combination space opera sci-fi and quest fantasy novel, and not too good as either. Numerous plot lines are established, to the greater glory of the continuing series and the confusion of the reader. Many wooden characters speak in a stilted, jokey fashion. If you must read Simon R. Green, try the Darkside series much more inventive, and the books lack the 'padded' feel of this one.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 2 review with 2 star rating   See All Ratings
Page 1 of 1