Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Mail Drop

This book came in the mail for me. Is it any good?


TXGunGeek said...


Top of the Chain said...

Hello?!? McFly?!?! IS it any good? That's like asking if Prime Rib is any good. hmmmph!!

jon spencer said...

Tell us after you get done reading it, should be by tomorrow. That is if you start tonight. My opinion, it is pretty good for a first novel. I will also be buying the next one.

Anonymous said...

"Five days after Owen Zastava Pitt pushed his insufferable boss out of a fourteenth story window, he woke up in the hospital with a scarred face, an unbelievable memory, and a job offer."

Richard said...

I'm half-way through it. Really enjoyable. I mean, it ain't War & Peace, but then I don't want to read War & Peace :)

Arthur said...

It's the literary equivalent of the kind of fun, cheesy B-movie horror flick that has the whole drive-in theater yelling "Oh HELL yeah!" when a monster gets blown to smithereens - with an unlimited special effects budget(because they are all in your head).

It really is a blast.

James R. Rummel said...

I was extremely disappointed.

Why did I have a reaction different than most other gunbloggers? Mainly because those other gunbloggers kept saying how FANTASTIC! AMAZING! BEST EVER! the book happened to be. Obviously, I don't think it was.

The author is very talented, and I certainly don't want to take anything away from his success. He was also kind enough to tell me that the very things I found annoying in his story were exactly what he was trying to achieve.

Keep your expectations low (very low) and you should enjoy it well enough. It should go double if you assume that of course (OF COURSE!! the 1911 is the very best handgun design EVER!

Rob the Semi-Anonymous said...

Gun Nuts Radio (aka "The Breda and Caleb Show") had an interview with the author a couple of months ago. It's a fair preview of the book and what it's about.

BTW, I really enjoyed the book. YMMV.

Anonymous said...

Define "good".

It really does depend upon what you're expecting out of the book.

I don't think it was any sort of novel that will stand the test of time and become a classic for the ages. While a thicker book, it is a fairly light and easy read and can go quickly.

And while I wasn't thinking too much of the book at first, TXGunGeek above did lend me his copy and I forced myself to read it. After a few chapters I found myself getting pulled in by all the action and instead of going to bed I'd say to myself "just one more chapter". It did suck me in.

It has a ton of action, and the inner-gunny in you will be so tickled by the gun-play in the book.

I would love to see the book made into movie... it's got that kind of action and play that would just make for a dumb but fun and action-packed movie.

In the end I did enjoy it and wouldn't mind reading another book from the author. YMMV

Bob said...

It's a good vacation beach read which, strangely enough, is where I read it.

Chris said...

It's good enough.