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8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.
For Jason Mathews first novel, Wow, enjoyed every minute. Fast
posted by stevensgt on June 16, 2013Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
Reality in a Spy Novel. Is it what we want?
posted by JaxBookReader on September 20, 2013Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 29, 2013
If you're looking for a page-turning thriller, this isn't it.
DNF for: repeated head-hopping, repeated info-dumps, major plotholes, unlikeble characters, and a lost plot thread.
All that before chapter five is a problem. Matthews understands espionage, but the writing is clunky and his understanding of the female body is suspect. And I couldn't bring myself to care enough about the Out Of Danger hero or the Telepathic Ballerina by the end of chapter 5.
However, in an effort to be perfectly fair, I would recommend this book to people who enjoy poorly written erotica with a manly cover. The old man in town who reads Westerns with "heaving bosoms" would probably enjoy Dominika's personal explorations with a hair brush without wondering about splinters. People who wanted to read FIFTY SHADES OF GREY but couldn't bring themselves to read it won't find any worse writing in RED SPARROW, and they'll be happy to know the sex scenes are just as poorly thought out, written, and described as that book.
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