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54 people found this helpful
I'm 46 years old, and there is only one thing better than a perfect steak... an entertaining book!!
on May 16, 2011
And this book is definitely entertaining!
I've been a very avid reader since I was about 16 years old, I've read thousands of books, short and long. And as I get older, my appetite for a "better book" gets stronger every day. My hunger has been sated, at least for now.
Black Beast (A Clan of MacAulay Novel) is a fun, fast-paced read. It reminds me of a roller coaster ride I rode many years ago called The Screamin' Eagle (Six Flags). Get in, sit down, shut up and hang on!! Wow, what a ride it is! A book that starts out mysteriously but ties together nicely later on.
The main character is not what you would expect, a one-legged cop, "Bobby Mac". I won't say anything to give the story away, but let's say he is a lot more than what the eye see's or your imagination allows for. A very three dimensional character, growing from first page to the last.
There is police work involved, espionage, fantasy, religion, military twists, drama, things to make you angry, laugh and even shed a tear or two. I could see readers from 16 years old to well beyond my age enjoying this book. It's well written, a fairly clear path from beginning to end, with many, many leaps that make me say "wow, I didn't see that coming!!". I guarantee you will close your eyes and imagine what Bobby Mac is seeing, doing and hearing. I did.
I haven't been to Denver in many years, since Bush II won his first election. But after reading this novel, I think I need to find my way west again. You can tell the author lives in Denver, his love for his city is transparent, makes me want to see the city again soon.
I'll wrap this up by saying thank you to the author (if they read these things). I read your book in two days, staying up past 2 am to finish it. I even had to be up at 6 am for work, well worth being tired. I had fun, you entertained me and made me want more. "Black Beast" is what I would call a "better book". Plenty of quotes that made me think and want to see even more.
I can always tell when an author puts out his or her first novel. I can actually feel their life's essence in the book. You've put it all out there, and I can not wait til your next book hits my Kindle. Again, thank you Mr. Guthrie!
Buy it, then write what you think about it too. I can't wait to see how many other people love this book as much as I do.