Welcome to a Fictional Reality

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Sunday, May 5, 2013

Nothing Lasts Forever - 4-Star Review

If you are a fan of the Die Hard movies, or even of good action in general, then you HAVE to read Nothing Lasts Forever!  I am a huge fan of the later films, and after reading this, am kicking myself for not watching the earlier ones.  That is quickly going to remedied on my part!

Nothing Lasts Forever is written so well that the reading experience is just as intense as the film watching experience.  Basically, film makers could easily ruin the film version by taking too many "artistic liberties."  It is pure gold in its literary form!!  But I do have to say that Bruce Willis is the perfect Joe!  I was actually picturing him acting out the plot as I was reading it.

Joe is nothing short of a hardass.  He's a retired cop, turned law enforcement consultant.  While visiting his daughter, he finds himself as the only person able to take control of a terrorist attack occurring in his daughter's office building, with them in it!  Will he be able to take down all twelve terrorists and still keep his daughter and the other hostages alive and safe?

Goodreads Synopsis:

High atop a Los Angeles skyscraper, an office Christmas party turns into a deadly cage-match between a lone New York City cop and a gang of international terrorists. Every action fan knows it could only be the explosive big-screen blockbuster Die Hard. But before Bruce Willis blew away audiences as unstoppable hero John McClane, author Roderick Thorp knocked out thriller readers with the bestseller that started it all.

A dozen heavily armed terrorists have taken hostages, issued demands, and promised bloodshed all according to plan. But they haven't counted on a death-defying, one-man cavalry with no shoes, no backup, and no intention of going down easily. As hot-headed cops swarm outside, and cold-blooded killers wield machine guns and rocket launchers inside, the stage is set for the ultimate showdown between anti-hero and uber-villains. Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good fight to the death. Ho ho ho!

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