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Topic subject24. The Charlemagne Pursuit by Steve Berry
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1119, 24. The Charlemagne Pursuit by Steve Berry
Posted by Lucy, Wed Dec-22-10 01:07 AM
Oh dear. On the one hand, there's nothing wrong with a good action-y, pulpy paperback. On the other hand... oh dear.

It was a quick read. It had the same jarring flips from POV to POV that I noted in his earlier work. I almost wish he had restrained himself a bit when it came to creating the historical mystery around which the book revolved.

There should be consequences in each subsequent novel for the unveiling of the mystery in the previous one. I.e. ***Spoilers*** the cure for disease found in the previous book should have an impact on the world at large in this one. We should see that impact.

Other than that, it was what I expect from an author like Steve Berry.

It does make me feel a little... I don't know... silly? for not counting the Harlequin novels that I've read. I'd probably put the better quality of them on the same rung of my personal literary ladder as Berry's work (and probably the best of them quite a bit above it!)