Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Review: "Whiteout" by Ken Follett

WhiteoutWhiteout by Ken Follett
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The first half is pretty slow, there is a lot of setup going on.  Follett is careful to introduce every character, no matter how minor, and give them all their own subplots.  At times, it feels like he's just padding things out - a subplot involving a a character having an affair with her sister's husband feels pretty pointless in the end - but mostly it all works.  Things don't start to really gel until the second half, when the plot kicks into higher gear.  The ending feels a little bit too neat, but overall this is a solid thriller.

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