These ‘about me’ sections, or even sections that inform you about blogs, have never been my forte. Much to my chagrin, I was never taught the unwritten rules of what you are supposed to say. The links at the side of the blog – Twitter and Goodreads, for example – are liable to tell you more than I could ever say in words.

Mostly, this will be a book blog. I read a lot, and I love to share my views on my most recent reads. I try to read a little bit of everything, but if you look closely you’ll notice I will occasionally become obsessed with one specific genre for a short period of time. Old books, new books, yet to be released books – I read them all. If you’re an author looking for advance readers or just wish for more reviews of a book you’ve already released, please feel free to contact me. There is a contact form at the side of my blog – if you scroll down below the Twitter and Goodreads sidebar you will find it – so drop me a message and I’ll be sure to get back to you in double time. After all, finding new authors is what makes the book world go around.

Thanks for taking your time to read this. With a little bit of luck, you will find my blog much more interesting than this mundane introductory section.

Monday, 5 September 2016

Review: The Enemy

The Enemy The Enemy by Lee Child
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I say this every time, but Lee Child is more of a guilty pleasure read than anything else. I enjoy the Jack Reacher stories yet I’m less sure about the story telling. Nevertheless, I mostly enjoy the books – some more than others.

As always, the writing left me feeling somewhat iffy. Whenever I have time away from the Jack Reacher books, it takes me a while to get back into Lee Child’s way of writing. Fortunately, this story was an interesting one meaning it did not take long before I was entertained enough to overlook the issues I have. In fact, I found this story to be super fun. It isn’t my favourite Reacher story, but the notion of the story pulled me right in.

With this one, we go back in time. We go back to when Reacher was in the service, showing the male in his role of a military police officer. Of course, when I heard this, I was pulled right in. Throughout the prior books, I have been hoping to find out more about Reacher’s time in uniform. This one didn’t disappoint: it had all the action of the prior books, added in with the military workings. When you put the two aspects together, you have another gripping Jack Reacher read.

Despite this, it failed to make it into my favourite Reacher reads list. It was an average read, even though the setting and story had such promise. It just missed out on those things that made some of the other books go the extra mile. It was fun, but it wasn’t enough to leave me crazy excited at the end of every chapter.

Overall, another fun addition to the series, yet it is not my favourite.

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