Sunday, March 27, 2011

The Sentry by Robert Crais......

It's unusual that I read a whole book in two days, but it's been that sort of two days.

The Sentry by Robert Crais is more Hubby's type of book than mine. We have both read a lot of books by Crais (I can't figure out how to make his name possessive), and even Hubby agrees this isn't one of the best. The ending was strange, and it's unclear if Crais meant to leave the door open for a sequel or if he ran out of steam and just stopped writing.

Crais uses many of the same characters in his novel, and somehow I don't find that as annoying as I think I should. He doesn't wallop readers over the head with them, but he manages to make us think characters from previous books are old friends of ours.

It's one of those crime-mystery-shoot-em-up type stories, with Joe Pike as the main character and his good buddy Elvis Cole (Elvis? really?) making his usual appearance when things get tight. There are things about both those guys that I have a hard time accepting. Joe Pike, the former cop, military mercenary, is a vegetarian? He does yoga to wind down? Okayyyyyyyyyy.........

I'll stop being snarky, since no one forced me to read the book. It was a decent way to spend two rainy, colder than average days, but I'm glad I didn't spend any money on it.

1 comment:

Kelly said...

This sounds more like something my husband would read, too.

I like it when an author brings back familiar characters from previous novels. Even better is when they cross over characters from two different series!