Ambler Warning

Recently I’ve been trying to alternate a fiction book, then a non-fiction book, etc. In that spirit, after finishing “The Mighty and the Almighty” back in April, I launched into a Robert Ludlum book: The Ambler Warning.

I usually quite like Robert Ludlum books – the Bourne Identity (and the rest in this series), for instance, were quite engaging and were what got me into this author in the first place. But this book was different. It’s actually been a month since I finished reading it (running a bit behind in all of my blog posting due to being so busy at work lately)…  so I don’t remember a lot of details. The main character was some sort of assassin who had lost his memory, except he thought he hadn’t. And he has some gift where he can always tell whether a person is lying. And he’s running from lots of people (and who, WHO are they REALLY?!). Ok, so far, standard-fare Ludlum plot. And of course there was a standard-fare Ludlum climax and plot-twist.

But it was really boring. My exact post-read notes were: “Boring. Slept through it. Stupid, stupid, stupid.”

Ouch. That’s a pretty stirring indictment of the book, even for me (I have a fairly high tolerance for finishing books, even when they’re stupid and/or boring). There are much better books to read, so I highly suggest not to bother with this one.

1 Comment

  1. Evan Dodds - Non-work-related blog » Altman Code said,

    July 2, 2007 at 6:14 pm

    […] just getting a little burned out on Ludlum books. This one was a good sight better than the Ambler Warning, thank goodness, but it still just felt a bit boring and transparent (hmm, I wonder if the Vice […]