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Sunday, March 16, 2008

Under Orders by Dick Francis

I am a bonafide Dick Francis junkie and this book is not up to snuff. I keep all my copies of his books to revisit whenever I need an old friend to lift my spirits and just enjoy a good read...but... I'm not sure what happened with this one. It seemed to lack substance and the plot line was very shallow as compared to the other Sid Halley stories. Gruesome and gory was certainly upheld but the wit was singularly lacking and the original Sid Halley although as ruthless as he needed to be wasn't the same amiable but intriguing hero. I will try the next Dick Francis if he writes another but I will be holding my breath for a return to the original well researched and fleshed out stories. Disappointed!

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