Monday, August 17, 2009

Book 48 of 52 -- Stephen White's The Siege

I've long been a fan of White's, enjoying his books as better-than-average diversions...not my #1 favorite author, but at least one whose books generally keep me entertained from start to finish.

'The Siege', however... Wow.

He must have been taking mega-doses of creativity supplements, because this book is magnitudes better than anything he's ever done before, in my humble opinion.

The suspense starts immediately and doesn't let up.

The premise of the book is absolutely unique, unexpected and intelligently addressed.

The characters ring true in both words and actions; dynamic personal sub-plots abound but don't confuse the primary plot...and they're crafted without a lot of the boring old "can't work because we're just too sexually attracted to each other" syndrome that gets used when a mediocre author can't think of anything else to write.

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