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Fun & Games (2011)

by Duane Swierczynski(Favorite Author)
3.91 of 5 Votes: 2
0316133280 (ISBN13: 9780316133289)
Mulholland Books
Charlie Hardie
review 1: The most fun I've had with a Swierczynski book yet. This story is much tighter than the ones I've read in the past. It features a plot that as usual, stretches, the imagination but a conspiracy so digestible that it barely matters. Into a world of crass commercialism (to which this book is a shameless homage and offering) comes Hardie, an avenging angel in disguise as a broken man, just trying to hide out from the world and enjoy a good bourbon. The pace is typically quick, the dialogue sharp and the characters well defined. But as close to formula as Swierczynski sometimes stays, he is also quick to abandon it and kill a character right in front of your eyes, when you least expect it, just to prove he can.
review 2: You have to hand it to Swierczynski. His sto
... moreries are so fast-paced, intricately plotted, and engaging that you hardly notice—hardly—how wildly implausible they can be (read enough of his work and similar plotting devices appear). Much like Victor Gischlers's work, Swierczynski’s stories are like rides you’re forced into by a drunken ex-con half-brother with glaucoma and Tourettes. In other words, open yourself to a good time—suspend your disbelief—and hope you survive until the end. You won’t be surprised to learn that many of his books have been optioned by Hollywood. Indeed, the stories are highly visual and play in the head like movies. less
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A roller coaster ride!!! Twists and turns keep this book going.,. Have the sequel coming.
Insanely fun, pulpy thriller. I'm so glad there are two other books in the series to read.
Fun, definitely. Not sure if it shouldn't be closer to a 3 than a 4, but what the hell.
Completely crazy and over the top. I couldn't recommend it more highly.
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