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Don't like it; don't know why
on January 4, 2017
I keep trying to figure out why this book isn't grabbing me. There's lots of action. There's a very evil bad-guy maniac. He's blowing up the world, or at least the museum. The moody/broody heroine is languishing around, falling into temptation and generally being mysterious. I can't explain why Diogenes and Constance don't interest me. They should. All the elements of intrigue are there, but Constance in particular has always bored me. When the bad guy and the heroine (or whatever she is) don't work for you, it's fatal.
As for the action side of things, there's a heck of a lot going on, but I'm still finding it a hard slog. I'm 82% of the way through the book, and I'm not sure I'll finish. Even with all the flash-bang-dazzle going on in the Tomb, I seem to be reading it from a distance, not really engaged. And please - no more virtual reality day-trips through his own mind for Aloysius! I won't be buying any more books in this series. It's been beaten to death.
Preston & Child have raised the stakes so high (over and over again, with the same characters), that the payoff is beginning to be a let-down. Maybe it's time to move on to a new gang of oddball characters and blow up something else?