Saturday, February 19, 2005

One down, two to go

I finished reading Executive Orders, and it turned out to be a painful experience. The book is long, as noted in my previous post.

I can't give an objective assessment of the book, as I raced through it, but I felt a sense of relief after finishing.

The plot is made up of different threads, and, as each one developed, I found my curiosity turn into frustration and finally to relief, as each denouement signaled that the end of the book was approaching, and that I would be liberated from Clancy's acronym-laden and turgid prose.

Maybe I'll enjoy the Dan Brown novels more, especially since I don't think I'll feel the need to rush through them.