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Honesty and Artifice
S.H. Allan
S.H. Allan
G.S. Wiley, Rowan McAllister, Dawn Douglas, Stephen Osborne, Anna Martin, Elizabella Gold, K. Lynn, Eva Clancy, Rhidian Brenig Jones, Anna Butler, Caitlin Ricci, S.H. Allan, Rob Rosen, River Clair, Nico Jaye, A.C. Valentine

Talons of the Condor (Condor, #2)

Talons of the Condor (Condor, #2) - John Simpson 1.5 rounded up because I did finish it.

This whole book is very idealistic and preachy. I mostly agree with the author's politics--the author actually sounds like an amazing person from his bio--but I didn't need to be browbeaten. Preaching to the choir. Some "solutions" were just ridiculous. He decides to rebuild Alcatraz as a solution to Guantanamo. Construction begins within a few days of his coming up with the idea. A. this would not solve the problems with Gitmo. B. Alcatraz Island is a National Historic Landmark. No way would any building begin without controversy and huge lawsuits not to mention public outcries.

Everything is dialog. No feelings are described. Writing was stilted. I didn't really feel the character's love until the very end.

Here's an example of what I'm talking about:

"Well, find out what happened to both Marys and make sure they're okay," I said with great fear in my voice.

How is that showing emotion? He has fear in his voice but how about what he feels? I can be happy and put great fear in my voice to be funny.

The president in this book gets a lot more free time than I imagine the real president does. This guy watches movies and hangs out after dinner. He plans a weekend away. He spends a lot of time on walks with his dog. It's just ridiculous.

There was so much more wrong here but it's not worth my time.