| (3 May 2009)|
|I was given this book as a present, never having heard of Lee Child, and not being a fan of thrillers. I thought I would read a couple of chapters, to be polite, then tell the giver how wonderful it was. I started to read it at 9pm, intending tor ead till bedtime. At 6am the next morning, I read the final page. I told myself I would stop at the end of every chapter. I couldn't. I went and bought several other Lee Child books, and they were as gripping. I now own every book he has written, and have read most twice. I lent this book to other people, they went on to read his whole catalogue. |
The writing is simple, easy to read. Mr Child says the greatest compliment he receives is when people tell him they are dyslexic but managed to read his books. If he posted a chapter on CC, there might be people who tore it to shreds and told him he needed to improve as a writer, although as you're bouncing along from one thrill to the enxt, it hardly matters how many times he uses to be words, or run on sentences. What matters is, he is a great story teller, and the reader gets the ride they paid for.