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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.

Action isn't enough!

This book is so focused on action that it is missing the narrative portion that creates a world that envelops the reader and draws him/her in. I never felt that the characters were facing a particular crisis like Temple or Ice Station, just loosely strung together actio...
This book is so focused on action that it is missing the narrative portion that creates a world that envelops the reader and draws him/her in. I never felt that the characters were facing a particular crisis like Temple or Ice Station, just loosely strung together action sequences that include lots of exclamation points. If you skip this one you won't miss anything.

posted by Anonymous on September 6, 2004

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2004

    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 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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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