Thursday, 2 April 2009

The Last Thing I Remember by Andrew Klavan

From Amazon: Charlie West studies hard, stays focused and has just gotten the phone number of the prettiest girl in his class. He is thinking about joining the air force after graduation. He is a third degree black belt. He never gets in trouble. Until now. Charlie has woken up in a nightmare. He's strapped to a steel chair, and someone outside the door just ordered his death... Even worse - he can’t remember a thing about how he got here.

If you're a fan of 24 or The Bourne Identity, you really should get your hands on a copy of this book. It's brilliant!

Right from page one I was completely and utterly hooked, and didn't want to put it down. (Even for such necessities as food... that can wait, right?) The story is so fast paced and tense that I found myself unable to turn the pages fast enough, and, as I'm not usually into crime-style books, I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it.

The Last Thing I Remember is the first book in the Homelander series, and is written by adult crime author Andrew Klavan. A few of his previous books have been adapted for the big screen (Don't Say A Word), and I now see why! The whole time I was reading this, I could see all the events as if I was sat in a cinema, which is usually hard for me to do. It'd make a great film, and would definitely appeal to fans of Anthony Horowitz's Stormbreaker (both the book and the movie).

Charlie West is a fantastic character, and one that I can't wait to read more about. He's brave and intelligent, and can definitely kick some ass when he has to. Of course, his black belt in karate helps him with that...

I can't really say much more without giving the plot away, as there are so many twists and turns that it has to be read with no spoilers. I know it may look like a book for boys, but i'm sure it will appeal to girls as well. After all, we like some action too!

8 comments:

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

Great review, but I'm not sure if this is really my thing.

Mishel said...

I definitely like the feel of this one! Thanks for the review (=

Chicklish said...

Fantastic review - it's great to hear how much you enjoyed it!

H said...

Why do you keep introducing me to more and more good books? =) This sounds so cool.

Ladytink_534 said...

I'm intrigued, sounds very neat! I'll keep an eye out for this one!

robin_titan said...

Oooh this one's definitely going on my tbr list :D I have never ever heard of this series, can't wait to get my hands on it :)

Anonymous said...

This series is sounds awesome. I know they have a website http://homelanders.gfnhq.com to get the word out about the book and win prizes.

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Ladybug said...

Sounds like a book I ought to try co reading with my boyfriend =D Great review! I'm putting this book on my wishlist.