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Rage Against the Dying

by Becky Masterman

Rage Against the Dying by Becky Masterman X
Rage Against the Dying by Becky Masterman
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  • Published Mar 2013
    320 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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  • Aleksandra E. (Alpharetta, GA)
    Began with so much promise
    Without a doubt, the beginning of this novel had me hooked. Unfortunately, I could not hold that feeling all the way through. While certain elements were crafty and unusual, I didn't feel the "thriller" aspect come through. Ultimately, I walked away with serious motive questions and couldn't get past the sometimes goofy dialog. On occasion a novel is so good you forget to eat or go to sleep, but not in this case.
  • Cynthia C. (Peekskill, NY)
    Unexpected heroine
    The prologue captured my interest immediately, but after that, I was a little disappointed. While I enjoyed the storyline, I never really connected with the characters. Having said that, I thought it was a good first effort and I'd read Ms. Masterman's next novel.
  • Sarah H. (Arvada, CO)
    Storyline better than characters
    The storyline is creative, the beginning is engaging but somewhere the characters fall flat. They are cliche or stereotypical. The writing can also be somewhat straightforward and plain, which tells the story rather than allowing the reader to engage with it. The story kept me reading but I wasn't left wanting more.
  • Barbara F. (Saint Louis, MO)
    I like books a bit more realistic
    Unrealistic characters,(the heroine is braver than Bond) unrealistic dialogue, strange relationships and a silly protracted ending just didn't do it for me...That being said, it was not boring, just not memorable or realistic.
  • Shirley D. (Amherst, MA)
    Rage Against the Dying
    The novel is very well crafted and is graced with some ideas that encourage deeper thought. However, it is not by any means a "thriller" and the characters never become real. They are cardboard cutouts caused partially perhaps by the use of a nickname for each. With the use then of the proper name, the flow of concentration is interrupted, confusion results and the character remains just a character. While it is interesting to see what happens to each, it really doesn't matter. There is very little connection between the reader and the character.
  • Chris H. (Wauwatosa, WI)
    Rage Against the Dying
    I was looking forward to reading this book as it is not typically the type of book I read a lot. However, I do love a good thriller/murder mystery! Rage Against the Dying fell far below what I hoped for. I found it to be unmemorable. The characters were not ones that seemed to mesh with each other and that is part of what makes this genre exciting. I wanted a "can't put down" book and this fell short.


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