Thursday, January 5, 2012

Book Review - The Blade Itself by Marcus Sakey

The Blade Itself by Marcus Sakey

Read this 4 months ago, and just got around to writing my thoughts about it now. Or should I say, my lack of thoughts. I honestly do not remember much of the plot or characters when I looked at the title. I read the description, and it brought back a bit of memory. So it was a fast thriller / mystery while it lasted - at least I finished it and wanted to find out what happened, though I did make a note that it was a bit predictable, without many twists or turns. It was a debut novel.

I picked this one up after hearing good things about the author's latest book, The Two Deaths of Daniel Hayes.  I actually won a copy of Two Deaths, and will give it a try since the author may have improved in the past 4 years.

I did like this quote: "That a man was measured by the way he acted, not what he had." (p290)

2 / 5 .

Note - borrowed from the library.

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  1. I enjoyed Two Deaths, want to read another by him but it won't be this one, never heard of it actually.

  2. Eek! I loved TTDoDH and have this one on my TBR shelf (along with others by him) and hope I like it more than you! Sorry it didn't wow you.

  3. @Marce - this was his first book. I guess it was good enough that he had more books published now, just that it is not that remarkable compared to other books of this genre.

    @Thoughts of Joy - I'd still say go read it, as I'd love to hear what you have to say :)

  4. Great,i like this book name,should be worth a read.