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This review is from: The Double Agents (Men at War) (Hardcover)
First of all I admit it I am a 'Griffinoholic' I run out at lunchtime on the day one of his books comes out to get it. I then stop all leisure activity for the next day or so and read it straight through. It doesn't matter which of his series (Though I quietly hope for another in 'THE CORPS' series). The 'Men At War' series that this book is a part of is not at the top of my list. That said I was disappointed with this installment. Like any continuing drama it has to spend some time setting the stage for those who are just joining (as well as reminding the faithful where we were at the end of last years installment) but I found myself on page 143 (of 333) wondering if the new material was ever going to get out of 1st gear. When we did get into 'the mission' it was pretty complete, including the trademark segments of mental thoughts of Canidy (The main protaginist in this volume) but when I got to page 333 I was wondering where the rest of the book was! This storyline had so much more potential. There was one side trip along the way but nothing that compared in complexity to the usual intertwined plots that I have come to expect (and enjoy) from WEB Griffin. So as an addicted reader I got my fix but it didn't produce the same enjoyable high that I have come to expect and crave.
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Initial post: Jul 6, 2007 7:13:19 PM PDT
I'm also a Griffinaddict, but this book is not a keeper. It was a real disappointment. Slow and boring. WEB Griffin had a good, long, run and I'm sorry to see it end. Too bad.
In reply to an earlier post on May 31, 2008 9:45:26 AM PDT
Tom Walker says:
I have been reading W E B Griffin, Men at War series since they have been published under the name of Alex Baldwin and have never been so disappointed until I tried to read The Double Agents. I have not finished and will not finish it. I agree with the above comments that this book is not a "W E B Griffin" book.
Posted on Apr 14, 2009 10:23:05 AM PDT
Amazon Customer says:
I concurr this book actually this series is not up to Griffins usual standards or what I've come to appreciate from his books. I really enjoyed the Corp's series and I really appreciate the Honor series but this one seems to be a bit off. I takes almost 200 pages to actually get into the mission and then the book ends half way thru the mission. In addition we dont get to find out whats going on with the other characters: Eric Fulmar, Jimmy Whitaker who are also on missions. I understand Richard Canidy is the main character but for a 300 page book you think it could cover all three of the missions going on at the same time. This book spent have the time talking about setting up love letters for Major Martin, and it had its moments but did I really need to read all the letters. That project could have been summarized in a couple of pages not that it dragged on throughout the whole book.
Posted on Sep 20, 2014 12:18:31 AM PDT
Joseph M. Papp says:
He'll be 85 in a couple of months...I wonder for how long after WEBG passes will his publisher keep releasing this fraudulent material?
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