Wednesday, November 23, 2011

BOOK REVIEW...

I just finished the second book of Matthew Bracken's trilogy.  All I can say is WOW.  I could NOT put these books down.  The first one, "ENEMIES, FOREIGN and DOMESTIC" was a little slow at the beginning.  He seems to be big on establishing the characters, and, once you are into the story, you really can appreciate this.  The second book, DOMESTIC ENEMIES, THE RECONQUISTA" seems to move much faster.  It is a must that you read these three books in order, as there is a fine character thread through them.  I haven't started the third book, "FOREIGN ENEMIES and traitors" because I really need to get things done.  His writing style is quick and the chapters are short, which is nice if you have to put the book down.  Good luck with that!
His other book is "CASTIGO CAY".  It has absolutely nothing to do with the trilogy.  But is excellent.
The last book I read was "THE WALK" by Lee Goldberg.  It also is a fast read with a quirky ending.  Only one main character through it all. 
If any of my blogging buddies read these five books, I would be interested in your take on them.

Later................

8 comments:

Stephen said...

I've read all but 'Walk.' Enjoyed them. He lives just down the road from me and is a heck of nice guy...former Seal. Also, just finished his new book 'Castigo Cay.' Darn good read too.

SHARON said...

I just realized my mistake in listing of the books. I confused Castigo Cay with The Walk. Thanks.
I would so love to meet him. He is an excellent writer. It's getting so I'd much rather read than watch TV, I guess there's hope for me after all. Thanks for dropping in Stephen, and thanks for the heads up on the book titles.

Dizzy-Dick said...

Reading has become a lost art. I like to sit down and read old, old books - like 100 or so years ago. They seem to be better written.

Brigid said...

More to read. Yay!

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.

Anonymous said...

Had a wonderful Thanksgiving with my wonderful cousin. Love the book reviews - gives Ideas for book reading ;which is my passion.

Jacked Up Glock Mom said...

The third one is the best one.. I love those books. How did you like what Raynia did to the mexican war lord? lol I have his new one "Castigo Cay" but I havent started it yet.

SHARON said...

I absolutely laughed out loud. He so deserved it. I wasn't going to start the third one until after the holidays, or the arrival of the first blizzard. Whichever comes first. Screw it. I'm into it now. Oh my!

Jacked Up Glock Mom said...

I actually put down "survivors" and picked up "Castigo Cay" last night.. I love Brackens work so much.