Friday, May 16, 2014

Book Review: The Director by David Ignatius

The DirectorThe Director by David Ignatius
My rating: 1 of 5 stars


Since I received a free advance reading copy of this book I felt obligated to complete the book, however throughout the last half of this book I felt like just ditching it.

The plot is incredibly rushed in getting from Point A to Point Z, so rushed that it missed half the alphabet. The primary characters are underdeveloped, especially when it comes to motivation, which went hand-in-hand with the rushed plot.  This combination by itself doomed the book, however the fact that the titular character was forgotten for stretches of the book and then suddenly he reappears dealing with things that the reader is given no context too, just made it worse.  And the final nail in the coffin was the numerous instances in which the reader's intelligence was insulted by things the CIA characters did throughout the book, it was maddening.

This was the first time I read a book by Mr. Ignatius and it will be my last as well.

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