November 7, 2013

Book Review: The Chase by Clive Cussler

Title: The Chase
Author: Clive Cussler
Publisher: Berkley
Genre: Fiction, Action and Adventure

Unfortunately this book is a disaster. There are a few good points: the intro is gripping and the storyline is ok and…that is it. The dialogue is weak and ridiculous and the characters are cardboard. The editing is horrendous (like this blog) and the timeline doesn't flow. At one point a minor character has a different name then he did several pages before. Coincidentally one of the characters, moments before an historical event, declares the time, place, and date. The good guy says things like, ‘I will catch him if it’s the last thing I do.’ And the bad guy says things like, ‘They will never catch me, I am too smart and sly for the law’ and 'say goodbye' just before shooting people. It is corny and cheap. The characters remind me of Ayn Rand characters in their lack of depth. All the girls immediately fall madly in love with the 6 foot something blonde hair, blue eyed, dreamy good guy. And the bad guy is heartless with cold eyes and a greedy soul. Save yourself some time, get another book.

 The Chase (An Isaac Bell Adventure)