Colin Forbes Message Board
sir harry smith community posts on 7/12/2007 4:25:39 AM
please come to are school and open are library because it would mean a lot to us it is october 16
B McAli posts on 6/19/2007 12:53:11 PM
I've read all but a couple of Forbes' novels and must say I love them. While I can't disagree with what most people say, I love the lack of effort required to read his books (a bit like reality TV for the literature world). I'm usually reading a couple of his books simultanously and can never remember which one I picked up last, not that it matters, that's the great thing about them. Although I will question the writing of the last couple released under his name before he died, I'm glad he was so prolific under this pseudonym.
Betty posts on 4/30/2007 3:05:53 AM
This has to be about the WORST book I have read in a long time! The characters are not even "cardboard", the story line is pitiful, and I continued to read it only because I could not believe it was SO BAD!
Andy Clough posts on 12/4/2006 10:36:38 AM
Just to echo the other contributors, I have never read a book with more appallingly drawn characters, a weaker plot line and more inane dialogue - there mnust be hope for us all !!
allan cunningham posts on 12/3/2006 2:53:30 PM
When i started readi ng this, my first colin forbes book,I thought i was missing the joke,I like others am amazed it got published but also pleased,as the ludicrous plot and dialogue have been most amusing, I have had more laughs reading this appalling book than i have reading books that were menat to be funny but weren't. I look forward to reading more of TWEED and co's adventures.
a c pownall posts on 11/30/2006 2:13:34 AM
why so critical he is getting old and not really up to date but an enjoyable read if your that way inclined ..write a book yourself. for me it takes me to the west country with good a good sense of being there ,yep lots of gaps so bloody what try being a cockney in oz
posts on 7/6/2006 8:43:48 PM
I enjoy these books mainly for the storyline but also because there is no bad language. I am fed up with bad language spoiling a good story. I send those back to the library unread.
posts on 4/22/2006 7:42:46 PM
This is the most apalling drivel I have ever tried to read. Got to page 88 and gave up. Buyer Beware
Derek Armsden posts on 3/1/2006 7:30:13 AM
I'm half way into Blood Storm and found myself tonight, again, wondering how the author of this rubbish had managed to clock up so many "best sellers". Every time I read some more I tell myself I must do a search on him to see if anyone else thinks the same things I find myself thinking... and here you all are! Ludicrous story, pitifully weak dialogue and really really strange technology usage. It's set in the near future and yet nobody has a digital camera, or the internet. Photos must be developed in basements and delivered by hand, even overseas.
Still, it's given me a laugh so far so I guess I'll finish it. But I'll never buy another Colin Forbes book!
havana posts on 2/21/2006 7:25:13 PM
Thank god, Thought I was the onlyone and that somewhere I had missed the point. Brian Wells below echoes my thoughts exactly. The first time I have ever wanted a book to end.
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