Saturday, May 28, 2011

Gideon's Sword By Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (Guest review)

Gideon's Sword by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
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Genre: Mystery/Thriller

Tonight's Guest Review will be written by my dear old husband. He has been kind enough to write a few others for me in the past and it's fun to have him hop over and share my blog spotlight. The publicist was kind enough to send me another copy of this book after we...ahem...lost the first copy. We have NO idea where it went too. Classy, huh?
Real book lovers. You bet.
I guess we have some ditzy moments now and then :)

Description from Goodreads:

Gideon Crew has a lot on his mind. His mother has died, but only after revealing on her deathbed the true story of his father's murder. Reeling and thirsting for revenge, this talented operative must confront an even more pressing matter: He was been enlisted to steal plans for a Chinese megaweapon from a defecting scientist. Trademark Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child action and suspense in a new series starter.


The Husband's Review:

"Gideon's Sword" was a fun, fast paced read. Many of my favorite novels feature a protagonist who knows of a vast conspiracy, usually resulting from the death of a family member. To a point, I felt this book to be formulaic and somewhat predictable. Having never read any other Preston and Child novels, I can't say if this is par for the course, but it read like a YA novel to me. That being said, I did enjoy the characters as none of them are perfect; each having their own rather significant flaws. Also, the plot moved nicely; throwing in some humor to offset all the killing.
All in all, fun but far fetched, dark but goofy, fast but formulaic. Much like early Stephen King, I would give it a C+. Unless it was written for the Young Adult audience, then I would give it a A-



Thank you, my dear, for sharing with us your thoughts on this book. I hope you, dear readers, enjoyed a different voice tonight.

Happy Reading and as always, thanks for stopping by!

red headed book child





4 comments:

Ryan G said...

Thanks for the review, though I probably won't read this one anytime soon.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Awesome job! I like the SK comparison.

Marce said...

Interesting that it read like a YA, hmmmm. I have this one, considering reading it in June.

Misha said...

Reads like a YA novel?! I was expecting something entirely different.