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The Third Gate

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

6 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

Highly recommend!!!

Love Lincoln Child...have read ALL of his books...even read the ones he recommends!!!!

posted by Meg48 on April 16, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

36 out of 47 people found this review helpful.

Give me a break, please.

I have read many books by Child along with collaborations with Preston. Most are good, some very good. But even the prologue in this book makes me regret purchasing it. An author's rule of thumb: if you aren't familiar with a subject but wish to write about it, you must...
I have read many books by Child along with collaborations with Preston. Most are good, some very good. But even the prologue in this book makes me regret purchasing it. An author's rule of thumb: if you aren't familiar with a subject but wish to write about it, you must do meticulous research or seek expert advice, not simply look up impressive-sounding words, inserting them wherever. This type of writing really puts off those of us who work in the field which you're pretending to know about.

p.s., paramedics neither type blood nor suture wounds. When blood type is not yet known, O-type blood is always used, usually O-neg, as it is the most compatible with all other blood types.

Simply writing ideas without putting in the work is shoddy writing, and showing off how little you know about a subject in the first few pages does not make an author look good, even an established and successful one.

posted by dudleybates on June 13, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2012

    When Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child write a book together, th

    When Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child write a book together, they create gold. When Lincoln Child wrote this book, he must have been very ill, and ingested way too many medications at once.

    This was, by far, the most boring, infantile, disappointing excuse for a book that I've had the displeasure of reading in years. The only reason I continued reading it until the end, was because I purchased it on my NOOK, (NOOK purchases cannot be returned) and I figured I'd get my money's worth. NOT AT ALL.

    If you are reasonably intelligent; if you enjoy a good, mentally-stimulating read; if you DO NOT enjoy being led along by the nose through scenes that a child would be bored with, please save yourself the time, the money .toward pl

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 28, 2012

    I have read most of the Child and Preston books. This is witho

    I have read most of the Child and Preston books. This is without a doubt a triple-bogey ....don't waste your money....

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2012

    Not a Preston-Child book

    I wish that my retrocognition had kept me from buying this one.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 30, 2012

    If is up to his standards, it will be good

    This has not been forwarded to my account yet. June 12th.

    2 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2013

    Worst book ive ever read

    Nothing ties together... loose story... silly

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2013

    Garbage

    Less than interesting and seemed to be a hurried write for a buck. If you have a forth grade mind set then buy it. If not do not waste your time or money

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2012

    Borrow, or Check out, don't waist your money

    Lincoln Child has always been one of my favorite authors and I pre-ordered this book. It was very disappointing and written as if the author was on a deadline. The plot was exceptional, but never fully developed, same as with the characters, especially the main one. I had high hope with the main character and found it very interesting, but it ended up being a DUD! I would recommend that if you want to read this book, check it out or borrow it, not worth the money for such an underdeveloped and short story. Very disappointed by this exceptional writer, you blew it on this one.

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