It is rare that I watch a movie before I read a book, but that was the case here. I found the movie online, and it was engrossing. I felt the book would be just as good, if not better. So picked it up quickly.
For a change, it was nice to read a thriller where the fate of the world as we know it wasn’t in the balance, or hanging on the actions of the protagonist. I started reading this book knowing very well that there would be historical “facts” and religious views in it, having heard of the novel long back.
For some reason, I’ve always shelved reading books of Gillian Flynn. When I saw this short book from the author, I thought this would give me an idea on her writing style.
There are few authors whose books I buy almost immediately after the release. Lee Child is one such author. This book, the twenty second novel in the Jack Reacher series, made its way to my shelf thus, and I set about reading it eagerly.
When it comes to the genre of thriller, the expectations are slightly more even before I start reading the book. It’s one of my favorite genres. With this book, it was the blurb that kind of appealed to me. The cover art was so-so.
They say a well told story doesn’t have to be very long. So many writers love writing short stories. This book takes the stories a notch further. These are flash fiction. Would they still be “thrilling”? I’ve read the author’s work before, and knew the genre would definitely play to her strengths.