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About the Author
- File size : 443 KB
- Publication date : December 22, 2012
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 324 pages
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- ASIN : B00ASCMDFK
- Language: : English
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #30,311 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The characters were able to do things that were completely unbelievable, immenent death always seemed to allude them, and the bond between our protagonists was snapped in an instant. I really felt like I had wasted my time investment to get to the point where everything was dashed in order to meet some pre-determined checklist the author had for the ending. I just skipped to the end to read a few pages of the resolution then put the book away. *Sigh*
I LOVED the "Wayward Pines" trilogy and immediately put Blake Crouch in my favorite authors list when I finished them. But after reading this, "Run", and "Abandon" (admittedly a pretty good book, but not without its faults), I'm starting to think I made a mistake in that initial fandom. I will be very cautious about my next purchase from this author.
The local cops are very suspect Will is guilty of the foul play which has befallen his wife. Will takes his daughter, ill from cystic fibrosis, goes on the run from AZ. To CO. for quite some time, living a new life with new names.
Enter a very pretty ex-FBI agent, Kalyn. He asks almost no questions of Kalyn, the ex-agent, and takes up with her since she believes him. He follows her unorthodox tactics, knowing she's no longer an agent. Kalyn puts herself, Will, and the daughter in some precarious and dangerous situations, serving her own agenda. Basically from this point on the storyline of the novel just goes "over the top" regarding any sort of reality. We wind up in a very remote section of Alaska in a lesser known secretive lodge in which the remainder of the preposterous story takes place.
One large problem is the lack of continuity in some of the writing. The author skips quickly from one scene to another without any lead-in. He uses pronouns frequently to the point the reader wonders who he's referring to. From one sentence to the next he switches characters with a he/she instead of names.
There are a few twists and a larger one at the end (which is drawn out.)
I normally like Blake Crouch's no- nonsense style. He normally gets right to the point in a believable plot. To the point here, as well. Realism and writing style really take the hit here.
Oddly enough there was a quality about it, both I and other readers, seemed to have liked.
Having said that I thought Crouch wrote well. He might have used too many "to be" verbs followed by the "ing" but his metaphors flowed. If I had stopped reading at the Canadian border, ironically just prior to entering the land that gives his book the title, I think I would feel much better about it.
One other note: as Houston oilmen, the villains are pretty unbelievable. Heads of publicly traded companies are under full time microscopes and those guys are wealthy enough to stay in Houston and get all the kinky sex they'd possibly want anyway. If they go to Alaska it'd just be to hunt and they're the kind of old boys who if they ran into women being held captive they'd rescue them not add to their misery. They would have been more believable if their origins were obscure.
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Eventually they end up in an isolated part of America surrounded by ice, snow and wolves - hence the book title, of course. In the hunt for their missing relatives, the husband and the FBI woman uncover a nasty enterprise being carried on by "the baddies".
There is some violence and sex in the book, but I didn't find it excessive and it was part of the story. I liked the twist at the end of the book.
I also read Run by this author and I gave it 5 stars, but I would also recommend this book and will look out for more by this author.
Read and forget.
All in all, while the subject matter of kidnapping and rape are certainly not lightweight, I felt that I could have been reading a story in a magazine. So "lightweight" is my verdict.
Will be reading other books by Blake Crouch as a result of this. Excellent value at being free, but I would gladly have paid as well. Snowbound