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Posted May 20, 2004
Agree with Bob
This is a disappoitment. I have been a Larry Bond fan since his first novel. The banter and conversations distract from the plot. They make the characters inane and ineffectual. The plot becomes secondary to the attempted wisecracks of the cast.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 28, 2004
Bond Stumbles with 'First Team'
Have been a devoted reader of Larry Bond and place him in the ranks of Stephen Coonts and Harold Coyle in the military/technothriller genre. Wouldn't miss any new effort, but in my view 'First Team' falls waaaaay short of the quality of his previous works. The plot seems disjointed with no easily identifiable direction. His previous works were always compelling reads, with each plot building momentum towards a thrilling and heroic end. Not so with 'First Team'. The dialogue is filled with excessive repartee between the major characters--much more than is necessary to develop their personalities; so much that it detracts from the action of their mission at any given time. Overall, the story just doesn't move along and I found it difficult to sustain my interest. I don't recall Bond sharing authorship in his previous titles, and can only wonder if Jim DeFelice wrote most of the book, with minimal input by Larry Bond--but am merely speculating here. I rated it 2-stars, but barely. Would not pass this book along to a friend. Hope his next book is better.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 31, 2012
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