BOOK REVIEW: THE MAN FROM ST. PETERSBURG, BY KEN FOLLETT

The average action-adventure movie or novel usually gives you characters playing roles that insofar as they stay true to originality do not blur the lines between the good guys and the bad guys. You have no choice but to admire the immaculately tanned skin of the former FBI agent-turned fugitive who has been framed for the murder of his ex-boss, and the ensuing manhunt that takes place. You like the way he talks, his self-deprecating humour, his facial features, his superior shooting skills, his unbelievably white teeth, and you pretty much cannot wait until he deposits a bullet into the head of the top government functionary who is responsible for his ordeal, before uniting with his exceptionally beautiful wife, or girlfriend. As thrilling as the story might seem, depending on whose book you are reading, I find such stories every bit as bland and insipid as diluted tea. Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: THE MAN FROM ST. PETERSBURG, BY KEN FOLLETT”

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BOOK REVIEW: TALE OF THE PECULIAR

AUTHOR : Ransom Riggs

PUBLISHER : Dutton Books

FORMAT: Paperback

PAGES : 160

ISBN : 9780399538537

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