- Paperback: 246 pages
- Publisher: The Writers Cafe Press (October 24, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1934284068
- ISBN-13: 978-1934284063
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,357,873 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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War of Attrition: Book Two of the UNDERGROUND Paperback – October 24, 2010
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Dave and Jen Williams find themselves in the cross-hair of the One State's paramilitary forces who have engaged in a War of Attrition in the Chicago Metroplex. Dave Williams, a.k.a. Calamity Kid, has risen to the number two most wanted of the Federal Bureau of Terrorism since he and his sister, a.k.a. egirl, has joined the Body of Christ ten months prior. The FBT marshals its forces in a cleverly designed manhunt through the Lost Wards of the Metroplex. In a desperate race to stay one step ahead of Nasty Nero's henchmen, Calamity Kid and company is joined by a renegade first generation genetically engineered woman warrior. The new girl is apparently on the run from the One State and branded a traitor--or is she in fact a double agent?
Pull on a pair of kevlar spandex and prepare for the ride of your life. Frank Creed's War of Attrition delivers heart pumping action at the speed of light.Read more ›
I will admit that I didn't like this one as much as the last one. There was far less Christian content in this one, in the form of people discussing spiritual issues or Bible verses, and I missed that, because without that, sometimes it's almost like reading Die Hard 7/Men in Black/The Matrix mashed together.
There were also a few potential problems for readers that I think I should mention for anyone reading this. I know some people are very liberal about Christians drinking alcohol and using mild curse words, but I will admit this bothers me. I was also disturbed by the violence combined with romance/kissing. It didn't go too far in any way, but I have seen what college kids are writing (and reading). Let's not encourage this, please?
I'll leave that to your own discretion. Besides this, the thing that most concerned me was Calamity Kid's cocky, almost arrogant attitude when going into fights, like he enjoyed a fight and was not feeling all that sorry for the souls he was busy knocking out with "tranqs" and bruising up a bit. Maybe this is a symptom of having fewer older mentors in his life, and perhaps becoming jaded in his life situation, but this was never explored.
So, interesting enough to keep me reading, and probably interesting enough to get me to read the last one, but definitely disappointing for me after the first book. It may be that it was rushed and needed some more refining before it went to press, or this could be a failing of the series. I am hoping the last one will come back and answer all of my concerns. We will see.
Creed's action sequences fall together well in smooth, attention-holding flow. The comparison to modern graphic novels seems inevitable, but the reality is, Creed's complicated and ambitious vision could not have been simplified into any sort of 'comic book.' Don't be fooled by the action oriented nature of the novel--the action is well used as symbolic of, and catalysts for, the core Christian values he is setting forth for his heroes.
It is Christian speculative fiction, but don't let that narrow category prevent you from reading it. It is so much more--action-filled, sci-fi, philosophical, literary. Ultimately, aside from the preceding, it is just a plain ol' fun novel to read.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Imagine, if you will, a book that reads with the swagger of Dick Tracy, but has all the bang and imagination of The Matrix. Read morePublished on February 8, 2011 by Diane M. Graham
Calamity Kid is back - the pun-slingin', gum-sharin', sweet-potato-hatin', height-challenged and spiritually-enhanced super-saint with holy baditude to take on world dominators and... Read morePublished on December 19, 2010 by Grace Brigette Francis