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Pines (The Wayward Pines Trilogy) Paperback – August 21, 2012
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Blake Crouch on How the Television Series Twin Peaks Inspired Pines
On April 8, 1990, the pilot episode of Mark Frost and David Lynch's iconic television series, Twin Peaks, aired on ABC, and for a moment, the mystery of Who Killed Laura Palmer? held America transfixed. I was twelve at the time, and I will never forget the feeling that took hold of me as I watched this quirky show about a creepy town with damn fine coffee and brilliant cherry pie, where nothing was as it seemed.
Read on to find out what is was about Twin Peaks that inspired Pines at www.kindlepost.com.
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Top Customer Reviews
Don't let the title of the book fool you as this is one heck of a good book and once you get past the first three pages, you are definitely hooked and you can't let go until it is finished and you will not be disappointed. An intricate storyline that doesn't confuse you or lead you astay. Just a hell of a good story with well defined characters.
I am a first time reader of Mr. Crouch's and I am really impressed by his writing. If this is any kind of indication of his type of writing then I will be buying some of his books. Don't pass this one up as it is that good!
I can't even tell you the proper genre of this book without it being a spoiler. Suffice to say it isn't quite a straightforward mystery or thriller. It's very well written and suspenseful, and pretty believable right up until the last chapter. Once you find out what's been going on though, it really strains credibility. Four secret service agents go missing in one small Idaho town, and nothing ever came of it? Why was such a confrontational method chosen to introduce newcomers to the town? What is the long term plan?
If the ending had tied things up more cleanly and logically, and the core premise been less odd, I would have given this 5-stars. Instead I finished what had been a pretty enjoyable reading experience just shaking my head. Call this one a near miss.
As far as Blake Crouch's writing style is concerned. I am not American and I found the persistent non-use of pronouns at the start of sentences irritating. Grammatically, it did not read well. It may have been an attempt at making the narrative fast paced, however, there are more effective ways to do this. Also, he assumes that non-American readers know the meaning of all the abbreviations used in the story. Some I found in my Kindle's dictionary, others...well, I am still none the wiser. If he hopes to sell his novels to a wider audience, he should bear this in mind.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Most of the story was entertaining, but stretches seemed redundant and over written. Some spots were brilliant while others felt forced, almost like the book was written in pieces... Read morePublished 3 hours ago by TLG
Many twist and turns didn't turn out the way I thought it wouldPublished 7 hours ago by Alice K. Eager
Too bad we have to pay for the rest! One of the best sci-fi books I have read in a long time.Published 17 hours ago by andrea
It amazes me authors create a premise and make it intriguing and lures you in. This is one of those books. I was hooked after the first page.Published 1 day ago by wanda vahle
Great read, fast, slow, quick and Qurky. Enjoyed it so much read The book in only 2.5 days.
Onto the next in the series.
Way better than the TV show as it leaves nothing out. Very intriguing and suspenseful. I would definitely recommend this book. Can't wait to read the rest of the trilogy!Published 2 days ago by LeAnna Tess Crawford
Fantastic story! The suspense just keeps building and building. Absolutely One of the best books I've ever read! You'll love it!Published 2 days ago by Amazon Customer