Shady El El itibaren Texas
I honestly cannot say that Stuart Woods is a better writer than James Patterson, but I enjoy his books more. Or perhaps I just enjoy the Stone Barrington novels. They are easy enjoyable reads and Lucid Intervals was no exception. The books are not complex or heavy on plot. There tend to be a lot of dangling ends in the story, but they move quickly and are not particularly violent. I will also admit that I just like the character of Stone Barrington, not because I would necessarily like him in real life, but because he appreciates a good suit and understands the details of of fit and tailoring and I have a bit of a weakness for a man who likes a good suit and a good bourbon. Even though I certainly understand the appeal of a man who can be both a little polished and rough around the edges, and I am certainly no prude, the women in the novel continue to be mostly vehicles for sex, with very little development rather than their availability to jump into bed and although the sex scenes in this book are not graphic they seem to be increasingly a substitute for plot. Unfortunately the main character, like the book, has slipped into a kind of mid-life hollowness where he is still coasting by on looks and his delusions and pretensions, unaware that the promise of his youth has slipped away and failed to gain substance. I have a couple more of these books. They will be perfectly good for riding on the exercise bike, which I desperately need to resume, and where I prefer mindless entertainment that merely keeps me pedaling and turning the pages.
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