The Book of Fate by Brad Meltzer
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Sometimes it takes a poorly written book to appreciate just how hard it is to write a particular genre. I have never thought of Grisham, Brown, or Baldacci as "great writers" more "great storytellers." Meltzer's "Book of Fate" helped me understand just how difficult it is to write a compelling thriller.
Book of Fate is a "B" book (ala B movies.) It just isn't as good as the real thing. There are lots of things to overlook but that doesn't mean it wasn't kind of fun. I really liked some of the characters and the plot was interesting. I also was grateful that this book was mostly clean (barring some sporadic strong language.) Overall, the book had some big flaws but I kept reading.
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