Tibetan Cross (2014)
Tibetan Cross (2014)
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3.38 of 5 Votes: 5
ISBN
1627040129 (ISBN13: 9781627040129)
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English
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Mandevilla Press
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***I RECEIVED A COPY OF THIS BOOK FROM THE AUTHOR IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW.***This book was difficult for me to finish. The storyline was a common one of good guys versus bad guys but it takes a very long time to tell a short story.The characters are not easy to relate to from the first to last chapter. I never was really sure just who the bad guys actually were or who they worked for in the story. There are more killers than just one and I am not sure if there was more than one "agency" trying to kill the good guys. Oddly there is a huge amout of disjointed thought from the main character throughout the book. Lots of action, death and adventure. It felt to me like I was reading somebodys descriptive diary about their thoughts and feelings with indepth descriptions of the countries and indepth descriptions of everywhere the main character went. The book would be greatly improved if there was less thought and descriptive narration. It took me 4 days to get through this book while most books of this size I read in a day and 1/2.A typical paragraph reads;"They tied Claire into the saddle of a slender palomino and rode up a sagey draw into a filigree of aspen shadows. The new leaves were still porphyry along their edges, the peeling white trunks black where elk had winter-gnawed them. Beyond the saddle they zigzagged down into a columnar white forest, leaf shadows flirting with the breeze over a tumult of decaying leaves, bright moss, and purple-brown oakbrush seedlings. The pack horses bunched up and Walt had to ride behind, swearing and pulling them apart."I cannot recommend this book. It is not the book for me. I received an ARC from the Publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review."Tibetan Cross" is a fast paced, globe trotting book that follows the main character Cohen as he unwittingly finds himself in the middle of an international conspiracy after offering his guide services to a group of arms smugglers in Nepal. This books moves swiftly around the world (one other reviewer kindly listed the locations as: New Delhi, Athens, Crete, Algiers, Oran, Marseille, Paris, London, New York and Colorado") whilst Cohen attempts to work out who is behind the conspiracy and avenge the murder of his friends.This story was action packed and moved quickly. There is also a lot of violence contained in the action. I was impressed with the author's research on each location that the story visited, but I really struggled to connect with the writing style he used. The dialogue and description is quite jarring and disconnected throughout the whole story and that really limited my enjoyment of the story.
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Osafoe
No review will be provided, as I do not write reviews for books rating less than three stars.
hyng
I couldn't get into it at all. The writing was okay, but the book itself was very meh.
Sophia
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