Update: Book Discontinued Prior to February 25, 2017
I just discovered that this book is no longer available for sale on Amazon, and I cannot find it anywhere. But I have left the review intact in case Mr. Normoyle reconsiders.
###Review of World War 97 Part 1
I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review, and I was not disappointed. In fact, if there was any disappointment at all, it was that it’s a serial and I had to wait to read Part 2. The story starts out quickly with a character who is immediately engaging and interesting. It’s a fun surprise to learn that his brother is the president of the United States. So often books star the obvious people, and I’ve always wondered what it would be like to be a sibling of someone famous. Not that this book really answers that question…
But the character, as I mentioned, is interesting. He’s clearly a screw up who wants to do better, if he can just stop drinking long enough to try. So when he’s suddenly thrust into an extremely serious situation, we learn that he’s not just a drunk, and he might be the one that can actually save the world.
There were times where the story got a little slow. I didn’t find the characterizations of the women (his mother and wife, primarily) to be very interesting. The mother was too annoying and I constantly expected the wife to turn into a super spy or some other type of enemy agent. And the end was abrupt.
But this book was a quick read and fun. I am looking forward to reading the four other parts.