Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Undaunted by William Manchee - Book Review

Title: Undaunted
Author: William Manchee
Publisher: Top Publications
Publication Date: 2010
Format:Paperback
Pages: 328
Genre: Mystery
Source: Goodreads First Reads - won by my friend, loaned to me





At the tail end of the Vietnam War, Stan is drafted out of law school and ends up at Marine Corps Officer Candidate School in Quantico, Virginia. He has political ambition, so he is looking forward to a successful tour of duty. Unfortunately, fate has other plans for him. On the first day of boot camp he unknowingly befriends a serial killer and soon finds himself on trial for the alleged murder of his drill sergeant. (Goodreads Synopsis)
 

Ok. This was an average read for me. I was loaned the book by a friend who won a copy in the Goodreads First Reads Giveaway.

There was nothing wrong with the story and I was able to finish reading the book from cover to cover but it never really grabbed me. I was happy enough reading it but I was never truly drawn in.
Nothing was wrong with the characters, but nothing stood out about them either.
The dialogue was my main gripe though as at times it felt really stilted to me and I did...moreOk. This was an average read for me. I was loaned the book by a friend who won a copy in the Goodreads First Reads Giveaway.

There was nothing wrong with the story and I was able to finish reading the book from cover to cover but it never really grabbed me. I was happy enough reading it but I was never truly drawn in.
Nothing was wrong with the characters, but nothing stood out about them either.
The dialogue was my main gripe though as at times it felt really stilted to me and I didn't believe it.

So, while this was a perfectly fin book, there just wasn't any 'wow' factor about it for me. Not one I'd reread or make a particular point of recommending sadly.


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