The Truant Officer

The Truant Officer

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by Derek T. Ciccone
     
 

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ISBN-13:
9780985428723
Publisher:
Derek Ciccone
Publication date:
06/12/2012
Pages:
372
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.83(d)

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The Truant Officer 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 57 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
awesome book with alot of different twists n turns. could not put it down!
faeriedragon1775 More than 1 year ago
After years of just reading my series authors, this is a great stand alone novel. Just when you think you know the ending, it changes. Amazing character building! Definitely will be looking for more by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really goood Read
liamjoyce More than 1 year ago
To say this is the worst book I have ever read would insinuate that I finished it, so it would be a false statement, similar to all the false statements that regard this book as a brilliant read. Books are supposed to invoke the imagination, build suspense and give the reader the opportunity to forget the real world for a second and relax. Now this book does invoke the imagination, I was trying to imagine what drugs the author had recently taken.... I would probably assume it was coke or speed, as the poorly written dialogue comes at you 100mph and in such a way that you feel you are in an argument with a kid with ADHD... oh maybe its not drugs maybe the author just has a short attention span - which is not known to be the foundation for great literature, but if this is the case then it would explain the lack of depth to this book. Suspense is built, but it is built with a lightweight version of balsa wood and needless to say doesn't last long, as the chapters jump from one to the other within 5 pages - not one chapter is longer than 5 pages. I did also forget the real world for a split second, as this ludicrous story line jumped from Russian Mafia, to failed news reporter slapper, to stereotypical Mexican cop, to teacher to Israeli president to dead bent cop in the space of 2 chapters, i was taken to the magical place called Hollywood, a dream for every aspiring actor, but the only thing I could think of was that... even this couldn't happen in Hollywood. When you read a book and think, this would make a terrible film, then its not saying much about the book. I find it ironic that this authors first book is called painless, as I would stick my neck on the line and say that as it was written by the same pen it would be anything but painless for the reader. The main problem that this author will find is that with quality of writing like this he has eliminated the majority of his audience. He has aimed this at those who still colour by numbers, read out loud in phonics with their finger under the words and are too stupid to employ and therefore would be reluctant to purchase a book. The clear evidence behind the lackluster and amateur writing of this book is the amount of spelling and grammatical mistakes. This book is so bad the author hasn't even re read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good book. It is hard to put it down!
Eastdude More than 1 year ago
Very good plot line, good character development. You like the characters whom you should and don't like the antagonists. It kind of loses its way towards the end or I would give it 5 stars. There are a lot of character names and you may want to keep a note pad handy to keep them straight.
Luvpetz More than 1 year ago
Wow! What an incredible story. The author keeps you guessing the whole way through. It was like peeling an onion back; you learn only what the author wants you to know at a given time. So as the story progresses the circumstances are constantly changing. The writing style was fresh and smart. This author is going to go far!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book doesn't keep me reading when I should be sleeping as I don't find thr characters engaging. On the other hand it makes me wonder if there is a Russian mafia.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very well written. Good plot and believable characters.
ADyrcz More than 1 year ago
I think this was even better than Painless. He is becoming one of my favorite authors.
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It was an okay read
CrimMajor More than 1 year ago
I love finding books that I can't figure out before the end! This one is amazing aside from a few typos.
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This book had so many twists and turns. It was great--I didn't want to put it down. Luckily we had a snow day today! I can't wait to read more books by Derek Ciccone.
Tam320 More than 1 year ago
Another great book by this author!   SO many twists and turns changing the plots and the characters intentions.  Just when you think you have it figured out, YOU DONT.  Currently reading  my 3rd book by this author.  I couldnt put this one down and the one I am reading is even better.  I like that books are also greater than 500 pages giving me more time with the characters.
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First got this thinking it was about a Truant Officer, loved it anyway. Kept me on my toes throughout the book. Couldn't tell which character was the good guy after awhile. Would recommend.
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shelbaW More than 1 year ago
Fast paced and interesting throughout. A little disappointed with the wife, but I guess it mirrors real life.