Sunday, January 15, 2012

Book of Lies - Brad Meltzer

Book#2 out of 40

Finished reading The Book of Lies by Brad Meltzer today. I liked the premise of the book, but overall it was too confusing and the characters lacked depth to connect to the story properly.

The protagonist Cal's character is not well defined. It lacks the empathy that a person needs to connect to the upheavals in the story. Also mostly the plot was confusing, as the story premise said it was about finding the world's first murder weapon, but the plot switched tracks so many times that I lost count. Starting from the book, the plot introduced a special gun that was used to murder Jerry Seigel's father and is now used to shoot Cal's father, the gun is indicated as important, but it sort of gets misplaced in the entire story.

The antagonist's id is easily suspected, the writer leaves enough holes for you to guess the suspect before long and it's sort of disappointing.

Overall I would rate this only 2/5 and that too only for the story outline.

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