At the end of last week, I finished reading this fun book written by Boyd Morrison. Was it a good book? Heck yeah! It was as good and fun and entertaining a read as any I’ve read before. The dialogue was great and it really felt like you were there with a few old friends recounting exploits of days gone by. It reminded me of the feel of the Dean Koontz “Odd Thomas” books, the ones where you feel right at home and enjoy every minute of the reading.
It offers compelling characters who feel real and you really want to be on their side. The enemies were as real as the heroes and you felt their pain when they were defeated, in this case, multiple times!
The story was entertaining, and I think that’s the best thing to say about anything you read. I have to admit to having difficulty putting this one down, I wanted to know what was happening to my friends, and where they were going. I needed to know what was going to happen on the next page, and kept reading even after I promised myself, “only one more chapter.” Good books do that to you, they keep you reading until 2am, or 3am, or later, as the case may be.
But The Roswell Conspiracy was a freebie, and it’s easy to get excited by a free book, you say. The challenge with those freebies is to get you to go out and buy the others in the series, or other books by the same author, which I will, Boyd Morrison is now definitely on my “must read” list. I will be spending my hard earned cash on Tyler Locke 1 & 2 in a very short time.
But first, I have to finish the next book I started reading, which is Seven Days From Sunday (An MP-5 CIA Thriller, Book 1). This book, written by M.H. Sargent, is a classic spy, good guy vs bad guy thriller, with lots of grey areas in between. It’s this book that kept me up until 3:30am this morning, even though I had to get up at 8 to help me get my children off to school. Fortunately for me, my children are fairly independant, and they managed to get off to school without hardly disturbing me. I know, I’m spoiled!
MP-5 is a clandestine group within the CIA and in this book they investigate terrorists operating out of Iraq in the current day. The book feels like it could be something happening right now, with folks on the opposite side of the world, with events that seem as probably as any of a multitude of things that pop up on CNN. It’s one of those books that draws you in slowly, carefully, until you’re ensnared and keep reading to find out if the world is going to end or not within those 200-300 pages! But I’m not finished it yet, maybe the world does end, but maybe not. (ok, probably not, it is Book 1 after all!)
Next on my hit list are actual paper books, yes, Amazon just delivered my Odd Thomas fix today! (remember, I spoke of him earlier, before the doorbell rang with his delivery!)
Odd Thomas is one of my favorite all time Characters, and I’ve learned to love all the books that Dean Koontz writes, from the first of his I read “Tick Tock” to this most recent Odd adventure, “Odd Apocalypse.” Odd is one of those lovable fellows who also seems to rescue the world from certain doom on an almost daily basis, but he does it without Surface to Air Missiles, AK-47 and snub nosed revolvers. Only on occasion does he find himself armed with anything more than his quick wit and charm. So I’m really eager to start Odd Apocalypse, just as soon as I finish Seven Days From Sunday, and with the hours reading it at night, it may be done before the night is over.