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Last Brick Laid

After a lazy weekend spent (mostly) sprawled on the sofa, I’ve now finished “The Bricklayer.”  Apart from a lull in the pace about two thirds of the way through, I enjoyed the book.  The villains of the piece were a little weak, for the most part they remain tucked away in the shadows.  When they do come out from hiding, there isn’t much exploration into who they are and why they’re doing what they’re doing.  Things are wrapped up bit quickly in the final act as well, but not so much that I put the book down feeling as though I wanted my time back.

With this over now, it does leave me having to pick my next book to read.  I’ve got a pile of books waiting to be read, though being on my Kindle this is only a metaphorical pile rather than a physical one.  As a treat I think I will re-read one of my all time favourite sci-fi novels, “Dune” by Frank Herbert.  Every few years I find myself travelling back to Arrakis and I reckon that time has come round again.  Now where did I leave my stillsuit…?

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Posted by on January 29, 2012 in Books


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Half a Brick

I’m about halfway though “The Bricklayer” now and, so far, I’ve been finding it a very easy book to read.  Being written by an author with genuine FBI experience should give it a degree of authenticity, but the characters are colourful and larger than life so it’s tricky to take the plot with anything other than a fistful of salt.  Having not been in the FBI myself, I suppose I can’t say what is realistic and what isn’t.  The book hasn’t broken any moulds so far, but that’s by no means a bad thing.  It probably suffers from comparisons to other similar thrillers, but life’s short and this is a quick action fix that will lift a grey weekend.

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Posted by on January 28, 2012 in Books


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Starting “The Bricklayer” by Noah Boyd

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Posted by on January 26, 2012 in Socks


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