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The Apocalypse Watch

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2007

    What a disappointment

    This was the first Ludlum's book I read, and it might very well be the last. I bought five of his books at a book sale, and chose to read this one first because the plot sounded interesting. But the book was just so incredibly long for the amount of meaningful narrative. I still like the premise and the message of this story, but it could have been told in 200 pages instead of 750. His dialogs seem like half-baked scribble written for a day time soap opera - I didn't find much sibtlety, suspense, or intelligence in them. I also found some faux pas in his research for the book, such as 'an aikido chop' - there are no chops 'or punches, or kicks, for that matter' in aikido. The novel is a definite fiasco, and it will take a lot for me to pick up another one of his books. On a different note, I wasn't sure about the connection between Stasi and neo-Nazis after the demolition of the Berlin wall. Of course, Ludlum, might be using his poetic license here, but as far as I know the pro-Communist Stasi did not associate, much less support, the neo-Nazi movement. I might be wrong though.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2006

    One of Ludlum's Worst (no spoilers)

    This is one of Ludlum¿s worst books. The storyline lacked surprises except for one at the end that didn¿t have to do with the storyline. The characters don¿t seem believable especially the actor. I think that the story could¿ve been told in fewer pages. Now don¿t get me wrong I love Robert Ludlum¿s work but this doesn¿t seem that was written by him. Read The Holcroft Covenant instead.

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