Book Review – The Cormorant by Chuck Wendig

Review of: The Cormorant
Author:
Chuck Wendig
Price:
$4.94

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Rating:
5
On 2014-05-22
Last modified:2014-05-22

Summary:

The best part of these books is the foul mouthed, sarcastic, pessimistic narration by the protagonist.

The Cormorant by Chuck Wendig

The Cormorant by Chuck Wendig

The blurb expounds:

Miriam is on the road again, having transitioned from “thief” to “killer”.

Hired by a wealthy businessman, she heads down to Florida to practice the one thing she’s good at, but in her vision she sees him die by another’s hand and on the wall written in blood is a message just for Miriam. She’s expected…

There’s definitely a formula to this series, but so far the author has kept things unpredictable and fresh.  The best part of these books is the foul mouthed, sarcastic, pessimistic narration by the protagonist.

With this book the author seems to have tried to up the ante with the bad guy – we know who it is a lot sooner, and he’s a lot more powerful.  Unfortunately the way this is resolved is a bit deus ex machina, and some plotlines are left hanging uncomfortably.

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