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I have read all of Forsyths' books and can't remember having read one that I haven't enjoyed except this one. Where does one start?
Plot; Frankly I felt there wasn't one, rather the book miandered all over the place, an over use of synamims interrupted the flow of the book, (why not use descriptive titles)
Characters: I thought these were badly drawn, in all, very shallow, to good to be true.
Quite obviously I didn't like this book at all, quality not in the same street as The Fist of God, Icon, or The Forth Protocol
Would I buy another Forsyth book? of coarse. I will regard this (book) as an aberation
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Frederick Forsyth used to be a first class thriller writer, up there with Len Deighton, certainly and Jean Le Carre, possibly. This is complete rubbish. First it is quite derivative....for example the hidden terrorist genre was handled well in the recent book I Am A Pilgrim and has been used by Tom Clancy and others. Here there is nothing new to offer, the plot is obvious and derivative and the characters are completely two dimensional and the reader doesent give a damn about any of them. And if that wasn't enough, the reader is terrible, he inserts pauses in the wrong parts of sentences and his foreign accents are a joke. One to avoid.
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What would have made The Kill List better?
The characters have no personality at all; they are all cookie-cutter stereotypes with no development and virtually no motives for their actions.
What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)
I was hoping for some kind of twist to make things interesting - but no.
How could the performance have been better?
He over-dramatizes, and his accents are god-awful.
What character would you cut from The Kill List?
There isn't a single interesting or compelling character in the entire book - rather than cutting any, the author needs give us at least one memorable personality.
Any additional comments?
It's just a long list of event - he did this, then that, then this thing happened, so he did that - no suspense, no drama, no humour, and utterly predictable.
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