Tuesday, August 14, 2012

book review: The Detachment by Barry Eisler

My rating: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/391349960">4 of 5 stars

This was Eisler's best work of the last few books he has produced. It was good to see him get back to his roots with the inclusion of Rain and Dox. However, as with his last few attempts, there are several spots in the story where he goes way overboard with his leftist agenda trying to force feed his opinions to the reader. Two, out of the blue, references to George Bush are just an example. As far as characters go, I love the way he rounded out Larison as well as the usually antics of Dox--who really made the entire story go. Trevin was not so fortunate. He was painted as a sneak and, other than at the gym, seemed in over his head the whole time. Rain also was way too passive in this book. He was almost like a different completely character than his previous appearances. Overall this was a nice read, reminiscent of his earlier books. If Eisler would just tone down some of his cooky left-wing ridiculousness, it might have been a five star effort.

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