Sunday, March 30, 2008

Tom Clancy, L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

It's been a while since my last post. I've spent all my free time
reading books, so no web.

I read two fairly old books, Clear and Present Danger by Tom Clancy,
and Magic Engineer by L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

Clear and Present Danger was awesome, even better than the 1994 movie,
IMO. (Spoilers ahead) The death of the FBI Director was much shorter
in the book, and much more effective. The bad dudes fire the anti-tank
missiles, and it is all over. Very sad, very final, no heroics. The
book ending was sadly lame, but realistic. The best part of the book
was when Clark was talking to the bad guys at a road block, Larson is
just about wetting his pants because he's so scared, and two sentences
later all the bad guys are dead. My head was spinning it was so fast,
just like Larson's head would have been spinning. Extremely good
writing, Clancy! I was left thinking, who the heck is this Clark guy?
Holy smokes he's good! A 9 out of 10.

Magic Engineer was pretty good in it's own way. I automatically hate
anyone with three periods and one comma in their name, and L. E.
Modesitt, Jr. takes the cake. (Even worse then J. R. R. Tolkien.)
Magic Engineer is the third book in the Recluce saga, and second one
I've read. Bad move, anyone? Beyond the order and chaos magic rhetoric
is some impressive dialog and well thought-out characters. The good
guy is both a wimp and unbelievably powerful, a combination that would
make any story-teller salivate. A 6 out of 10.

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