Sunday, June 20, 2010

Reading: The Veteran

Five self-contained stories. I've finished two of them so far and have just started on the third. As you'd expect from Frederick Forsyth: the plots are intricate, the research is meticulous, and the writing is compelling (For instance, the title story, The Veteran, starts: "It was the owner of the small convenience store on the corner who saw it all. At least, he said he did."). The common theme, so far at least, appears to be: Justice. The common effect on the reader: the uncontrollable urge to turn the page. So if you'll excuse me...

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