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Scarecrow

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Fun, in a don't think too hard way.

If you want reality and a plausible plot stick to non-fiction. I personally pick up a Reilly book when I want to "watch" explosions. I don't care if things are realistic, I don't know any better. I do know that no Matthew Reilly novel ever fails to make my heart race, a...
If you want reality and a plausible plot stick to non-fiction. I personally pick up a Reilly book when I want to "watch" explosions. I don't care if things are realistic, I don't know any better. I do know that no Matthew Reilly novel ever fails to make my heart race, and this one actually made me cry and throw my book across the room. The character development isn't great, but for me the characters are only there to fill the spaces between explosions, gun shots and crashes. Any book by Reilly is a fun read, just don't analyze it and go with the flow.

posted by Ladytas on December 8, 2011

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

A bit too over the top.

I love Reilly's books, and this was a fun read, but he goes too far with driving the pace of the action. The plot is paper thin, and the characters are cardboard cutouts, with the exception of Scarecrow and Mother. There's always a certain suspension of belief required ...
I love Reilly's books, and this was a fun read, but he goes too far with driving the pace of the action. The plot is paper thin, and the characters are cardboard cutouts, with the exception of Scarecrow and Mother. There's always a certain suspension of belief required when reading in this genre, but Reilly carries some of the escapes to Roadrunner/Coyote level. He also overdoes it with the italicized '...and at that VERY moment..' Buy it in hardcover if you're a Reilly fanatic, otherwise wait for paperback.

posted by Anonymous on August 14, 2004

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2005

    Scarecrow

    Reilly has let all his readers down with a plot so impossible that only comic book characters could accomplish the tasks. The actions are so implausible that the story becomes ridiculous. Don't waste time on this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2005

    Scarecrow

    Having read every book by this author, I will never read another one after suffering through this 'Dick and Jane' primer. This story has no reality and makes no sense what so ever. This book is simply a comic book in paperback form. Don't waste your time.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2005

    Comic Book Fiction

    This tale should properly be called 'graphic fiction.' All that's missing are the illustrations and the 'Crash! Zap! Boom!' Far too contrived to merit the price of admission.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2013

    waste of time

    One star is as low as I can vote. Action packed for sure, but not even comic book lovers could buy into this "plot". The enemy can shoot half a million rounds and never hit him, he just throws his gun up and kills two with every shot. Totally unbelievable. Ex: (Mag hooks can't stick to aluminum airplane skins)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2013

    Scarecrow Is A Cool Hero

    But Reilly is a bigot.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2004

    Scarecrow makes Dirk Pitt look real.

    This book was very disapointing!! Matt Reilly needs to go back to the basics! The action is great, but so fakey that I had a hard time finishing the book. Please, if you are going to write a book, at least keep it in the realm of real life.

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    Posted April 21, 2011

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