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Another top novel by the master
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Posted June 18, 2004
What's up with skipping the last part of WW2
I have been reading your Corps series since it came out and I have enjoyed it immensely.Being a former Marine you have truly done a disservice to the Corps by leaving out the lasts years of the war.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 1, 2003
Griffin Must be getting Tired
This novel was a rehash of the old stories, half the book was spent going over the past. The 'New' story was a re-work of the Korean war from a past book. Definetly one of Mr. Griffins worst efforts.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 28, 2002
Under Fire (Corps Series #9)
In his earlier books W E B Griffin was a most enjoyable author. This latest book is what has become a typical Griffin novel that continues to overuse complete names and titles and is a method of filling a page by really rehashing what has been said before. If when using titles and names, W.E.B. needs to have someone go thru after him and correct the mistakes to these names and titles such as on pg 25, ('That was enough to make the Pages (Should be Sages) uncomfortable', a clear mistake in spelling ), Pg¿s 341 and 342. Division staffs are numbered G-1, G2, G3, etc not S-1, S3, etc, and should not be mixed together on the same page describing the same staff member. Again Pg 261 the name of Miss Jeanette Priestly is Miss Pickering, when describing how she had heard for the first time General Fleming Pickering had any connection to the CIA. Putnam and WEB Griffin need to get someone to properly edit their work and stop cheating the customer with the sloppy way of writing and marketing of what could have been a good story. WAKE UP AND SMELL THE ROSES!!!!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 23, 2002
Griffin and His Editors Get Lazy
I am a big fan of Griffin and his books, having read some 23 of them. However, with his latest book, Under Fire, he repeats the problem I had with his last book. Either Griffin, or his editors,have gotten lazy with the facts, continuity, and typos. Three examples: Page 112, the charachter states that Fleming Pickering won the Navy Cross as an enlisted man in World War Two, when we know, and it is even stated in this book, that he won it in World War One. On page 95, Griffin says that Mae-Su Zimmerman was the proprietor of the local McDonalds hamburger emporium. If the time line is 1950, McDonalds had just recently started as a drive-in in California and hadn't begun franchising yet, much less as far as South Carolina. On page 25, the author mentions Ernestine Sage McCoy a number of times in that manner-Ernestine Sage McCoy. However, at the bottom of the page he says that the thought of Ernestine marrying Ken McCoy made the Pages uncomfortable, a clear typo. Perhaps Mr. Griffin and Putnam have started taking their readers for granted. I, for one, resent a book that is put together sloppily and will not read this book, nor recommend it to others.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 7, 2002
W.E,B. Griffin used to be my favorite author. I used to really enjoy the stories and characters. I have read all his work and find that each one is just a little more sloppy than the last. This was even more evident in this latest edition of the Corps series. I, like everyone else, find great offense in the usage of full character names and locations. Even more so, the lackluster attempts at editing, and how characters from previous books are no longer mentioned. (What ever happened to Dick Stecker, was he reincarnated into Billy Dunn?) It is obvious that the purpose of this story is not so much entertainment and quality but a need to turn in a book with 'x' amount of pages. What I have done so as not to feel totally cheated, is wait for my local library to get his books and then check them out. I'm far beyond spending good money on the same story repeated over and over again.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.