Unterm Strich kann sowas auch interessant sein und funktionieren, hat aber meiner Meinung nach in einem Thriller nicht viel verloren. Denn bei einem Genre, dessen Hauptmerkmal "Spannung" ist, ist auf diese Weise leider ganz schnell die Luft raus. Spannung erzeugen auf Biegen und Brechen: View all 4 comments. I received a free iBook copy of this novel, just as well or I would have felt I had wasted my money. Having read all the previous novels in the series I was really looking forward to The Truth Factory after such a long wait but I was sadly disappointed.
The premise of the novel is excellent with 3 families living next door to each other all brutally murdered and Smokey and the team flying in to Colorado to investigate where they are ambushed. After that it goes downhill with a poo I received a free iBook copy of this novel, just as well or I would have felt I had wasted my money. After that it goes downhill with a poor execution, limited resolution of any issues and a cliffhanger at the end paving the way for a second part to the story.
The first problem I see with the novel is the first person narration which involves all sorts of touchy-freely emotions and boring discussions of theory. It also allows for a lot of padding and unnecessary discussion. The second problem, although maybe not a problem as much as a criticism, is that it is an extremely violent, nasty novel and all the love shared between Smokey, her family and friends seems saccharine in comparison. I don't envy Mr McFadyen his imagination. The third problem I have lies in the plotting.
I don't think I'm stupid but I found it hard to follow the links they made to arrive at their conclusions, especially after long and unnecessarily detailed expositions on problem analysis and game strategy. Would I read the follow up to The Truth Factory? Yes, if it were more like the first four novels in the series, no, if it were more of the same. I think my earlier comments said enough so my low rating should not surprise anyone. The sad thing is, the story starts really exciting and the case has a lot of potential.
These chapters are not insignificant to the story as a whole, but also what comes later just wasn't as exciting as I had hoped it would be.
For me this was too analytical, felt too much like reading a text I think my earlier comments said enough so my low rating should not surprise anyone. For me this was too analytical, felt too much like reading a text book with lots of examples for different anomalies, to be exciting. The true extent of how tiring such writing can be for me was obvious when I read in bed at night, when the only options were to continue reading or go to sleep.
I had lots of early bedtimes last week Ansonsten konnt ich mit der Smoky aus diesem Buch nicht viel anfangen Apr 25, The Final Sentence rated it really liked it Shelves: Well, that was pretty damn good. Wenn der Autor pro Seite bezahlt wurde versteht sich warum die Geschichte sich zieht wie ein zu lange gekauter Kaugummi. Die vielen Jahre ohne Buch hat er dann wieder reinbekommen. So viele Abschweifungen habe ich noch nicht erlebt - Meine Augen konnten sich vor rollen kaum noch erholen.
Sollte es einen 6. Total timewasters, all my enemies - do not read! Preordered this as soon as I realized the author is still alive and will publish a new book, which is just a few years late after it was first announced. Word was that he was seriously ill and I expected no more books from him, instead I prepared myself for his death notice.
Not knowing what really happened it may simply be an extreme case of writers block , I am glad he can write on and hope he is not ill anymore. Sorry to say so, but this book is as bad as it gets. Just having skimmed a few re Preordered this as soon as I realized the author is still alive and will publish a new book, which is just a few years late after it was first announced. McFadyen - people change, although I think, this smells of writers block, but that is just a guess. This drags, it is now quite a few years 5 I think since I read my last book by Cody McFadyen sidestory, I bought into this author first, as I thought he was a female, but sadly, I was wrong.
That last book was Der Menschenmacher which was first published in German - my first language, so I read it in German, and after reading it with its philosophical theme of Nietzsche I understand why.
Buy Die Unerträglichkeit der Stille (German Edition): Read Kindle Store Reviews - bosol.com Als sie an einem sonnigen Morgen im August aufwachen, stellen zwei Familien fest, dass ihre Töchter über Nacht verschwunden sind. Die siebenjährige Calli.
But that was still suspenseful and brutal. This book drags, beginning shortly after an over the top brutal and fast paced beginning with a lot of dead. It consists of inner musings of the MC, and scenes of torture, some from history reminding me of The Devil of Nanking aka Tokyo. The deaths, torture etc. Currently I cannot bring myself to read further and whatever happens, even if it picks up, I think, both I and the author have changed too much, so I might drop this author, even if and when I finish the book.
The vision of the author might be to take a major turn in this series and begin a short? That might be interesting, even for me, but I do not feel it.
Maybe something totally different happens and this might be the last book in this series, I will only know once I finish, but as I do not want to spoil it, just take this: Even if some books by my favorite authors dragged in the middle, this one is too long and too far out, even though I had an advanced course in Philosophy during my last school years and have still some interest in it. So far I would rate it 2 meager stars.
And as always my review is longer than usual with this rating. Read at your own peril. After a few days and a few books in between, I am not too sure, I will finish it. Life is too short for bad books! August 21st, , nearly a year since I last looked into the book. In trying to clean up my 50 e books strong "Currently Reading"-shelf, which mostly consists of started-bored-me-on-to-the-next-book, I will try to get books either as definite DNF or FF.
Might peek into the next books, to see how it ends, but not if they are as expensive as I expect, and if they take as long to be published - I have lost my drive to read the worst of the worst with this book, and most books I read are not as boring. While I can recognize this over-the-top dark book, it offers no suspense and I do not like the torture offered by it. Strongly discourage picking this up, even for free or lent. The second star is for fans of the series, those who need even the bad books by an author to complete their collection. For someone in the search for really bad ideas this might be a brilliant book, but then again, there are better examples in older literature, the Classic de Sade's days of Sodom comes to mind.
And even that I have only read parts, not everything. The sheer encompassing timeline and the story are strong, but the storytelling not, it reads like non-fiction-lecture-book, lots of inner monologue little action and so it bored me. Even then there are lots of parts family scenes which should have been cut for getting a shorter book.
And Callie's way of speaking with her constantly using "Honey-love" grated on my nerves. Could have been that way in the books before in the series, but they where shorter I think and had stronger stories, more crime, more suspense, so even then I could skipp that in those books, or it was not present. Oct 18, Frau Zentner rated it did not like it Shelves: Wahrscheinlich sogar des Jahrzehnts!
Unaussprechliche Morde, abartige Kriegsverbrechen, Kinderpornographie, Ich habe sehr oft den Durchblick verloren und musste mich oft bei Freunden erkunden wer denn nun Person XY ist. Hat Cody Mcfadyen im Laufe der Jahre schon selbst vergessen was er bisher geschrieben hat?
Doch das Unheil ist w The German Hardcover release can be found here. So viele Abschweifungen habe ich noch nicht erlebt - Meine Augen konnten sich vor rollen kaum noch erholen. One that'd leave a mark as strong as the first ones. See all 15 questions about Die Stille vor dem Tod…. Hopefully we won't have to wait that long again. It had very little excitement or action.
Oder klaut er seine Stories jetzt schon bei sich selbst?! I'm glad I was not the only one disappointed with this book. It felt like some parts - the exciting and interesting parts - were written by Cody McFadyen, while others were fillers, soulless manifestos and textbook explanations. I don't know if there'll be more books on this series. There are plenty of loose ends to bring us at least three more books but it's hard to say. Sometimes an open ending is all we can ask for. I do hope we get at least one more book, and Smoky Barrett and her team go out I'm glad I was not the only one disappointed with this book.
I do hope we get at least one more book, and Smoky Barrett and her team go out in a book truly worth of this series. One that'd leave a mark as strong as the first ones. Toooooooooooooooo damn wordy, geesh never thought i wanted a book to end any more than this one. Apr 17, Nj Sun rated it liked it Shelves: Aber wahrscheinlich auch deswegen, weil ich so lange auf die Fortsetzung gewartet habe und das Buch dann doch nur ein durchschnittliches war.
Oct 15, Beate rated it did not like it Shelves: So lange habe ich mich auf die 5. Ich bekam eins der begehrten Exemplare.
Ich habe keine Ahnung um was es eigentlich ging. Auch die Charaktere waren schrecklich flach oder es wurde alles hundert mal wiederholt. Es war eine einzige Qual. Ich hasse es, so eine schlechte Bewertung zu schreiben, aber das Beste an dem Buch war wirklich, dass es irgendwann zu Ende war. Er unternahm als junger Mann mehrere Weltreisen und arbeitete danach in den unterschiedlichsten Branchen z. Ich glaube ein bisschen von beidem. Seine dramatischen, teilweise animalischen Inszenierungen strotzen vor Action, Gigantismus bis hin zur Perversion und sie treiben den Leser atemlos an die Grenze des ertragbaren Lesens.
Cody McFadyens Schreibstil ist seitenweise der alte, aber leider nicht kapitelweise. Dennoch, ich habe eine fesselnde, hoch spannende und gigantische Handlung erwartet. Die Idee der Geschichte war sehr gut, aber ihre Umsetzung ist Cody McFadyen diesmal bedauerlicherweise nicht gut genug gelungen. Sep 08, Britsbookworld rated it it was amazing Shelves: Ich war absolut gefesselt, begeistert und konnte es nicht mehr aus der Hand legen, denn nach 7 Jahren hab ich den aktuellen Teil der Smoky Barrett Reihe von Cody McFadyen gelesen "Die Stille vor dem Tod" und es war so so toll mit Smoky wieder ein Abenteuer und Angst und Schrecken zu erleben: Wer kennt denn die Reihe?
Sie haben schon alles gesehen, was man sehen kann Zumindest dachten sie das Smoky ist wieder da, sie ist in ihrem Element und es freut mich so sehr, dass noch zwei weitere Teile folgen werden: View all 6 comments. Britsbookworld Ich hatte ja 7 Jahre nichts mehr von ihm gelesen.
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