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Topic subject23. The Venetian Betrayal by Steve Berry
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1100, 23. The Venetian Betrayal by Steve Berry
Posted by Lucy, Tue Dec-07-10 01:37 AM
I'm actually writing a fantasy novel right now that is based on the Steve Berry/Dan Brown style of writing. That made it extra interesting to read this book right now.

All in all, it wasn't the best I've ever read in the genre. There was plenty of action, and the tie-in to Alexander the Great was okay. What bothered me was how schizophrenic the writing was. Berry switched perspectives every page or two - sometimes even every paragraph or two - and that made it very difficult to connect with any of the characters. I felt like I was being held at a distance from them.

I will read the next one in the series, out of curiosity.