WaR Review – Die Easy

WAR - Die Easyby Mary Lamphere

The July book club selection was number nine in the International best selling Charlie Fox Crime thriller series. An unusual selection for a book club read, we writers as readers still found value in the choice. Series are HUGE sellers, there’s much to learn from the books and the authors who write them. As writers, we need to step outside our own genre and voice and research the market. This book was an easy read. Quick, action-packed, not particularly believable, but really, fans of action series are looking for escape and this book delivered. We discussed character development, plot, pacing, and logic. The group seemed divided on whether or not they liked the protagonist, Charlie Fox, or bought the nastiness of the antagonist (no spoilers), but agreed that the back story was handled well. As part of a series, it stood on it’s own. This book inspired one member to read the entire series. One more reason to consider writing a series! With the Writers as Readers book club, it’s really less about the reading and more about the discussion. Whether we liked the book or not, we certainly got our money’s worth out of dissecting it