The Martian is true in that sense to the genre, in its manufacture and resolution of suspense carried on to the final pages.
Though the prose is fast-paced and sharp, the burdensome dialogue only serves plot and back story, and is interspersed with unfortunate attempts at folksy humor.
Wein balances the horrors of war against genuine heroics, delivering a well-researched and expertly crafted adventure.
This is a gripping story. With twists, turns, and lots of action, it kept me on the edge of my seat...This is not a book for everyone. It does not flinch. There are parts which are unsettling and uncomfortable. I realize the comparisons to Battle Royale are unavoidable but I think this is a book all on its own.
This is a great work full of danger, fear, and riddled with suspense. While a great YA novel, adults will also be interested in the depth of the story.
The book’s final third makes it the best in the series.
Flight Behavior will be published on Election Day after a presidential campaign in which climate change was noticeably absent. In this and throughout the book, Kingsolver is deft with a pointed hint.
...I would recommend this book to readers because of its excitement, meaning and unpredictability.
Fans snared by the ratcheting suspense will be unable to resist speculating on their own factional allegiance; a few may go on to ponder the questions of loyalty and identity beneath the façade of thrilling adventure.
It is not a light-hearted read, for sure. There's a very high body count, and some brutal torture scenes. But for me all of that was outweighed by the epic-style adventure and truly satisfying romance that made the novel a "Dove Bar" experience.
Watson handles what could have turned into a cheap narrative gimmick brilliantly, building to a chillingly unexpected climax.
A major problem with Armada is that all these characters sound alike — that is, they're all versions of Cline. Regardless of age, nationality or walk of life, they all share the same fandoms.
ll that said, I did enjoy Unraveling and devoured it.
Despite the fact that the book flows in a very mundane manner, it is accessible to both children and adults. It helps a child understand the tough part of relationships and love, while it teaches adults that every child is special and one of a kind.
The ride, the jump, the surmise, it's that feeling of holding on for dear life and then letting go that these sometimes oddly constructed but always powerful stories reward us with.
What didn't keep my attention were the mysteries that the main characters were supposed to be uncovering or the main characters themselves.
There is definitely more of a sense of unity among the victors of all people, and the feel of a pre-war spark and the sense of hope that follows these uprisings. I would recommend this entire series to anyone and would give this book a 10/10.
Harrison...breathes life into Adlerian psychology, and weaves theory into a heart-pounding thriller that will keep you up at night.
Like most road-trip novels, American Gods can be disjointed and episodic, but, like the best of them, it's still worth the trip.