THE SIMPLE TRUTH - ONE OF BALDUCCI'S BEST NOVELS YET
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The Simple Truth is about an ex-con serving a life sentence in a military prison for a murder that he did not commit. As is typical, but completely acceptable, in this type of book there is the expected coverup and mix of unexpected bad guys. I won't go into more details about the book, as it would simply be reiterating what so many other reviewers have already done. I found this book to be a very entertaining read, with pretty good characters depth, and enough plot twists to keep things interesting and not too shallow. In fact, I read it over the course of one day (I was sick and had nothing else to do). The only problem that I had with this book was the manner in which the author chose to construct the "love story". It was so far outside the realm of likely that I just found it laughable. Indeed, I wish that many authors who write these types of books would simply get over the need to construct elaborate and unlikely love stories. Even with the two main...
I would most definitely recommend The Simple Truth by David Baldacci to any reader. This book is full of suspense, drama, and everything else one might want out of a book. It is an entertaining read that is full of cliff hangers, and twists of plot that read you at the edge of your seat and make you want to read more. This legal thriller is entertaining and it is different from any other on the shelf today. It is the story of Rufus Harms, a convicted murderer and his quest to clear his name. But how can he when he did actually convict the murder? This story tells of corruption, deceit, murder in the Supreme Court, and the United States Army. It breaks the mold set by the typical thriller today in a powerful way. A real page-turner, this book thrusts you to the edge of your seat from page one and keeps you there until the very end. David Baldacci illustrates the horrors of life in a military prison, and how treachery can overrun even the most powerful military force...
I normally try to find all the good points in a novel when I'm ready to review it. I liked this one because it: a) dealt with the Supreme Court, something I'm not too familiar with. b) had good character devlopment. c) had a nice, stratigized plot, and d) it had good suspense. As in all previous Baldacci books, he tries to incorporate romance into them. No. Don't do that. Leave it out. It hurts the book. If my brother was blown away, I wouldn't be sleeping with another woman half a week later. It's unrealistic. Rufus, on the other hand, is a great character. The best chapter in the book, I think, is the first one. I read it about three times. I loved the beginning, and the end was okay. The dialogue analyzed the characters in itself, but Baldacci uses profanity when it's simply not needed. Profanity is used, in writing, to subdue emotions, to bring out feelings, to support the dialogue or a scene, not for chit-chat. It's pointless. All in all, despite...
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