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Monday, July 19, 2010

Review: Corpse In Armor

Short form review:

1. Buy it

2. Read it

3. Think through the contextual points raised by author McPhillips, artfully and without interrupting the real-time hyperpacing of the narrative

4. Get others, who need to do more of the step above, to read it

This review captures the novel's flavor nicely.

What CIA is not: A typically-turgid exposition of freedom-oriented political thinking, shoehorned into a barebones plot populated by poorly-drawn characters.

What CIA is: A hell of a ride, placing the reader in almost the same position as the characters, as all try to anticipate the OpFors' (no, that is not a possessive apostrophe fault) next moves, while at the same trying to determine just exactly what is going on.

In other words -- a thriller, in the best sense of the genre.

And as such, a perfect stealth device to get people who should be thinking about bigger issues than beach novels to do so.

If they hesitate, tell them to imagine Sandra Bullock as the female lead.


Blogger idahobob said...

Ordered it.


July 19, 2010 at 3:15 PM  
Blogger Carl said...

It is next in line as soon as I finish "Execution by Hunger". Best autobiographical book I've read in a while, it really shows Stalin's viscious treatment of the Ukranians. Some good lessons in there for these times concerning the push for collectivism. But I can't wait to finish it and get started on CIA.


July 20, 2010 at 3:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ordered 2( at New Paltz's request), read it on Holiday just now... wish I had order 3 more...Excellent, fast read, wild twists and turns...thought provoking 'What if's' . Recommended.

July 22, 2010 at 3:14 AM  
Blogger idahobob said...

Almost done reading it.


If ya don't have it, get it.


July 22, 2010 at 2:36 PM  

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