Saturday, August 20, 2011

Spycatcher, by Matthew Dunn

Mindless action with a comic book action figure hero.   There is an interesting plot line but it is overshadowed by the silliness of the hero.   Shot multiple times - no worries, up and about in a day or two. Shot again - no worries, hardly did any damage.   Stoic about his mission, but kicks furniture like a poorly behaved child when upset.  Sigh.

For a borrowed read (support your local public library) on a hot day with nothing else to do but sit by the pool, well sure, you'd might as well read this as any other trashy best seller list novel.    As an alternative to reality TV, absolutely worth reading.   As an alternative to reading any real fiction:  nah, don't bother.

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