Reviews - What do customers think about Race Without Rules?
Fun read! Jul 24, 2004
Read this novel.....Oh what FUN it is! The story is exciting. The characters are so real. I can't wait for the sequel.
An exhilerating read Jul 14, 2004
Reading this is like watching a film,with action taking you to various parts of the world. There's sex,sadism,violence,murder in abundance. Not for the fainthearted,but for everyone else,a fascinating book.
Bringing the past into the present! Jun 10, 2004
This is a gripping story with substance. I very much liked how the author brought to light how something as evil as the Nazi philosophy could endure into the new millennium. I am 79 years old and was living in Montreal during the war. The cruelty in this book brought to light memories that I wanted to forget and probably tried to deny during the early 1940's when I was a teenager.
Two characters, Karl Treiger and his completely devoted Man-Friday, Joao, drew me right into the story. Karl, in particular, never forgets the values and commitment that he learned from his German parents. His was a strong, good living German family before the Nazi regime, a strength Karl draws on throughout the book. The breakdown of the family is poignantly demonstrated by the weak, yet gentle character of his brother, Hans. The brainwashing of the German youth made me understand better how the Nazi broke down the family structure and manipulate the German society. Even though their fundamental target was anti-Semitic, their cruelty affected everyone- `lest we forget' is the message in this book.
Some of the language, for me, a senior, is indiscrete, but that is forgivable because it brings out a sense of our current society and the coarse manner with which some people express themselves. The Heroine, Megan Brodie, I found to be a sympathetic character, whose impulsive nature leads her to hit her head against the wall (literally), yet she has guts, which I admire. She also glues the story together, kind of like a catalyst. I would like to get to know her better.
Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this book and consider it a very good read especially by a first author. In fact, I can't wait for the sequel. Don't take too long NAT
Race Without Rules Jun 6, 2004
I loved this book!! Certainly at a higher consciousness level than most thrillers. I can't wait until the second book (Running the Race) comes out. This is a must read - add it to your summer reading list!
Breathless... May 30, 2004
Lovers of action and suspense unite! 'Race without Rules' takes the reader on a an uber fast-paced race around the globe and leaves the reader breathless with anticipation as to what is going to happen next. From Germany, to Brazil and Montreal, the mysterious Karl has devoted his life to fight against evil. There is also Megan, an unlikely hero with a special gift and a tortured past, sassy Fiona, and the faithful Joao. From beginning to end, I took turns rooting, cheering and fearing for Megan, Karl, and their friends, hoping they would prevail but dreading the dark and powerful menace of the Gau. No doubt 'Race Witout Rules' is the only rollercoaster you need to ride this summer!