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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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  • Posted April 9, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    Hyper Speed Adventure

    Shane Scofield is a marked man in this lighting-fast adventure. Reilly actually takes it up a notch, if you can believe it, and there's not a single 'catch my breath' moment in the story. The downside is, there's too many "...and just at that exact moment..." lines and escapes that stretch believability too far, even for this kind of book. I still loved the book, but I hate occasionally feeling like I'm reading a comic book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2005

    WARNING - Spoilers

    The only reason i gave this four stars instead of five was because Matt Reilly kills the love interest. I literally cried when Mother and Scarecrow were fighting on the cliff. This book made me ball, that goes to show how great of an author Reilly is. He made me ball my eyes out over and action book!?!?! But overally the book was great, and i loved the black night, hopefully he makes more appearances!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2005

    Back in Action

    After the slight disappointment of Area 7, Scarecrow was a warm welcome back into the true spirit of the Scarecrow Trilogy. The action just keeps coming, and while it doesn't quite live up to Ice Station, I'm happy to see the narrow escapes once more. Matt Reilly has also created his best character ever in this book, Aloysius Knight.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2004

    READ WITH ON-TARGET ARTICULATION

    U.S. Marine Corp Captain Shane Schofield gives added dimensions to the term action hero, and Scott Somers gives our champion vibrant, death-defying voice. He reads with vitality and on-target articulation. In his latest adventure Schofield is the target - he's on a hit list along with fifteen others, fighting men all - commandoes, spies, terrorists. Each must be stone cold dead by noon on a specific day. And, the price on their heads is a hefty one - $20 million per. We may take 'price on their heads' literally, as the head must be exchanged for the multi bucks. What a prize for bounty hunters! They come from all corners of the world hoping to cash in on this. They're the lowest of the low, the worst of the worst, including the dreaded 'Black Knight' who isn't greedy - he only wants Schofield. It's a mad, exciting race to the finish as Schofield fights not only for his life but to discover what murderous international cabal is behind this evil plot.

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