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Most Helpful Favorable Review

6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Joe Pickett is one of my favorite characters, and his performanc

Joe Pickett is one of my favorite characters, and his performance in this book was all that I look for. The part that I don't like is having to wait until the next book comes to have the story continue!!

Without any spoilers, what I can say about Stone Cold is that par...
Joe Pickett is one of my favorite characters, and his performance in this book was all that I look for. The part that I don't like is having to wait until the next book comes to have the story continue!!

Without any spoilers, what I can say about Stone Cold is that part of the book's storyline deals with the difference between what is seen on the outside....of a person, a persona, a business....etc....and what is true and real. Some theme of this is always in a Pickett story, because that's Joe...getting to what is true and real. I thought Stone Cold was especially good in it's pace and action. I always look forward to the next read by C.J. Box.

posted by ConR on March 23, 2014

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

C. J. Box has run out Joe Picketts string.  His last book was a

C. J. Box has run out Joe Picketts string.  His last book was a cowboy version of Deliverance with an improbable twist Box threw in for political effect.  I forgive a writers loss of originality and even a political statement  a time or two.  This  book was Boxs second,...
C. J. Box has run out Joe Picketts string.  His last book was a cowboy version of Deliverance with an improbable twist Box threw in for political effect.  I forgive a writers loss of originality and even a political statement  a time or two.  This  book was Boxs second, in a row.  Stone Cold was a page turner,  but with each turned page I thought:  What?  Improbable.  At the end  I felt cheated and foolish to have turned the pages.  Not only was the whole story horribly implausible, in the telling Box had ruined all his good characters.  As the Pickett books were turned out, instead of developing his characters he depleted them.  Picketts family and friends were  sacrificed for  cheap thrills and  incongrous political  statements.  I was tempted to go back to Boxs earlier novels to see if I had been hoodwinked into enjoying them, too.  No.  Live and learn.  R.I.P. Pickett family and friends.

posted by 3887615 on March 22, 2014

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