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posted by 3600205 on September 11, 2011Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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Not Recommended - boring
posted by Pepper08 on February 8, 2012Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 8, 2012
Not Recommended - boring
Tideous monologue of banter between main character. Skips around too much. Tiresome time following where the author is going for the main point. Hard time keeping my attention.
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Posted July 4, 2009
Not as good as the first one
Ever seen one of those bank heist movies where Person A is working for Person B, they both want to get rid of Person C but Person C wants them to kill Person D. On the other hand Person E and F have other plans for Person A and B, and then Person G was the one really all behind it? you with me so far? yeah that's what I thought. You had to really pay attention in this novel to get everything all straight. Red Seas Under Red Skies continues the adventures of Locke and Jean. Word to the wise: Read The Lies of Locke Lamora first. You have to, to get the understanding of everything. Not that this book will help you understand anything at all either. Mind you, I rather liked The Lies of Locke Lamora. It was pretty good. Then I decided to read this one, thinking it's just as good. I was a bit disenchanted. Not only did the book really drag, but it was just so long winded that I noticed I was putting the book down a lot and reading other things and finishing them. It wasn't until I realized that I can't renew the book anymore that I decided to actually finish this book. I don't understand why it has to be 500 pages for this book. You could have condensed everything and make the book about 350 pages max. I found that in this book, you had a lot of fast paced action, and then for about 40 pages you get slow events where you just felt like putting the book down. Then it goes back to some action, and then more flatness. The whole entire book was like that except the ending.
What I liked about the novel? I was attached to Locke in the first book and he was still entertaining and funny here. Being a cat lover, I loved the little incidents with the kittens and with Regal the kitten and Locke. That was cute! More new characters were introduced in this book which was fine. It kept the book interesting for a moment until the static flatness started all over again.
Eventually I ended up skimming a lot of the book in the last 200 pages. I just got fed up with this whole thing and wanted to get to the bottom of the plots and sub plots and see where this series is headed. At least the ending had some excitement although it wasn't worth reading through 500 pages to get to the last four to find some good stuff.
From what I heard, it's going to be another 5 or so books after this one? I just hope they turn out more exciting than Red Seas Under Red Skies.
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