I can t say that I liked it I thought that it was boring over written and unbelievable to the oint of being silly To be honest I couldn t even enjoy it on the level of fantasy or escapismIt reminded me of your standard second rate mildly ridiculous gun for hire novel only this time written with a tormented female lead instead of a tormented male lead I m guessing that one is supposed to like the book largely because of the gender switch If you enjoy silly Thailand's Sickest - Hell To Pay poorly written fantasy novels where jaded men with super macho abilities struggle with their demons while beating the corrupt bad guys but you ve wanted to see a woman in the lead role instead of a man well this might be the book for you For me though the gender switch didn t really add anything terribly interesting other thanerhaps a few laughs The character basically ended up seeming just like a man to me Plus there was nothing even slightly believable or real about the characterAnd although it started off intriguingly enough it just kept getting ridiculous as the book went onI felt like I had to read the same over wrought scenes over and over again Vanessa Who is the traitor I m going to bitch slap you until you tell me the truth I wish I worked alone Some have compared the main character to Lisbeth Salander While I found Salander to be compelling I just thought this heroine was basically a flatly drawn selfish bch sorry for my French with ridiculously unbelievable super abilities And I have to laugh if this was supposed to be some sort of a knock off of The Dragon Tattoo series that fact was completely lost on meI did appreciate the introduction to that Huumetsaarin jouluyö part of Africa but that s about all theositive I can say about it Absolutely absorbing thriller At times Michael s character is just ludicrous in her abilities but that s okay This was still one of the most enjoyable books I ve read this year Dark violent kind of sexy That s what s up I ve read The Informationist at least four times and just finished listening to the audio tape Let me take a moment here Hillary Huber narrated the audio and did a fantastic job I might ac This is the worst book ever The writing is boring the Retail. De digitale hysterie voorbij plot is brain dead dumb and the character Vanessa Michael Munroe is the stupidest genius I ve run across since the biker Eric Von Zipper in the Beach Blanket Bingo movies starring Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello Munroe the main character unfortunately is the dumbest one of all No one is SUPPOSED to be dumb in The Informationist This is supposedly a serious thriller Really Really This novel is such a stinkingiece of dung Can anyone do a Η γραφομηχανούλα - Nietzsche ex Machina phrase count on how often Munroe thought she fought down the urge to cut his throat What a douchebag moron Her focus IS rather amazing However if you notice aerson thinks only one thought and that one thought is to cut everyone s throat would you be thinking she is so intelligent and cool Or like me would you be thinking RUN If this character was on Paxil or if she had at least taken up chewing Khat she might have of a ersonality But all the handsome lads love her manly hysiue and wooden unsmiling face and hands of steel What a guy uh girl Let s not forget the 47 saber nicks on her scarred hide or her strange inability to avoid daily rape for
years while volunteering to be an adventurer with a jungle martial arts gang in Africa is a genius
three years while volunteering to be an adventurer with a jungle martial arts gang in Africa
AND MANLY AND STRONG AND INDEPENDENT BUT IN SPITE manly and strong and independent but in spite her superior mentality she sticks around and ays up when she loses in martial arts lessons by giving head body and soul to a man she hates every day EVeRY DAY Holy masochistic charms With all of her native brilliance she can t think of some way to avoid being raped daily to learn her craft like learning it somewhere else where being raped isn t on the table Gee whizThere are Arnold Schwarzenegger movies and there are Jackie Chan movies and then you ve got that zombie walking Chuck Norris Could any movie star imitate a iece of wood better than Chuck Well Hello Munroe Chuck Norris demonstrated emoting in his movies than anyone in these ages A dead animal has character than anyone living in these ages Not to mention motivation or logicEmily the victim who is supposed to need help is a Stepford wife who has absolutely no interest in being rescued except when eople tell her she should at least for a minute There is the bad guy in Texas who doesn t want Emily found but he sends the world s best tracker after her instead of a hit suad which would have been the logical thing Then there are the African towns where young tourists are abused and threatened and beaten on their vacations which is such fun that after many near death experiences and much hatred from the inhabitants the tourists study maps to find even dangerous African countries to arty on in rather than go home to their arents I wish I could say this all was a satire but it was than go home to their arents I wish I could say this all was a satire but it was obviously as a serious thriller with a serious group of characters Despite the occasional and unintentional hilarious scenes this is really such a bore to read I m reviewing the audiobook version and although I threatened during the experience to tear my stereo from my car I am happy to report that it is still intact within its housingWhat would 4000 Meilen durch die USA: Meine Reise zu den großen Fragen des Lebens push a gentleerson such as myself toward such automotively destructive fantasies acommuting in general ban author who uses the same descriptive Interior Designs: An Adult Coloring Book with Beautifully Decorated Houses, Inspirational Room Designs, and Relaxing Modern Architecture phrase for every character sosture while sitting over and over and over again WTF Where s the editor How many times can a Gläsern person sit with their forearms or elbows on their legs or knees Why do they all do it Why is it even worth talking about or mentioning if they all do itThe saving graces or Why I don t need to go to stereo repair a The main character is female and she kicks ass very cool b She is crazy but hersychoses are not explored as though they are the raison d etre of the story c Relationships between various characters are well Detention of Doom presented and the dynamics change over timed the African locales and characters in the book what great settingse the special edge the main character has is her skill with languages especially local dialects f the voice actress she was good An A for effort for Hillary Huber Narrator g the audiobookroduction it was above average in my limited experienceAll the above made for Vanessa «Michael» Munroe trabalha com informação Depois de escapar a uma infância traumática numa África Central sem lei a sua formação e o seu treino ermitem lhe obter todo o tipo de informações independentemente do cenário de operações onde se encontre Por isso é ago. Fun read that was above the typical sensationalist audiobook Blood+: Russian Rose, Volume 2 production ofopular fiction Bought this book because of the reviews and it s title Started and stopped couple times Vanessa character is one hard woman learned somethings about Africa But overall story didn t much entertained me Parts were really slow and bloody As always money and how to deceive someone to get what they have Honestly I m only halfway through this but I have absolutely no idea why this book is rated so highly everywhere Not to be that guy here but did anyone else READ the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo First of all the main character Michael who is actually a woman named Vanessa is such an almost ainfully blatant oor man s version of Lisbeth Salander that it s almost ridiculous HOW IS NO ONE CALLING THIS OUT And ok not that every intelligent super gifted socially inept main female character should automatically get tagged to Salander but COME ON Michael speaks TWENTY TWO languages That in itself is Friedrich Barbarossa (Gestalten Des Mittelalters Und Der Renaissance) (German Edition) pretty damn ridiculous Granted most of them are briefly explained away as dialects as if the author subconsciously realizes how unbelievable twenty two languageroficiency really is At least Lisbeth has a hotographic memory which is a lot believable and way endearing considering her general attitude and complete lack of social skills Gifted in one thing handicapped in the other It s a believable balance Michael on the other hand is a super gifted linguist with an almost eually ridiculous fighting capability that is only explained away as a fragmented version of her ast involving an abusive caregiver figure The author would have done better to only give away bits and ieces of Michael s ast at a time a la Salandar making the character appealing and intriguing instead of giving it all away up front like a hurried exhale of breath Literally in about four or five The Taste of Her Blood (A Lesbian Vampire Tale) paragraphs Michael s entire history is summed up to basically rebellion fromarents because she s a super genius wandering around Africa with some random dude she met through some other random dude and then being hysically abused by some OTHER random dude who was also traveling with them And somehow this all adds up to angst and a supposedly bruised and endearing main character When really I m just annoyed at how much the author keeps shoving the facts of Michael s supposed awesomeness on her audience instead of actually demonstrating it throughout the novel It s the typical rush job explanations of a wam bam thank you ma am actioncrime novel Except even Patterson does a better job then this The dialogue is choppy at best not well thought out and at times ainful to read At one oint Michael holds a knife to a companion s throat after a very oorly described upper hand gaining action scene that only takes about three sentences to get to across saying I could have easily killed you Never forget that And then Learn English: A Beginner's Guide for ESL Learners promptly dropping the knife It s some of the most lazyily constructed almost dime store novel dialogue I ve come across in awhile Nobody talks like that I m sorry it s ridiculous I don t know maybe I m just one of the many tainted by Stieg Laarson s total awesomeness at writing what is some of the best actioncrime fiction I ve come across in years but this is nowhere near that status It s so depressingly far away from it in fact I m not sure I could even be bothered to recommend this book to anyone And I got it for free Not to mention the main crux of the novel who killed Emily Burbank is basically the entireremise of The Girl With the Dragon tattoo Wealthy tycoon insert old Swedish billionaire tycoon hires genius investigatorinformationist Insert Lisbeth Salander to find out what happened to his adopted daughter insert Swedish niece here who suddenly goes missing Hello Anyone else seeing this hereOh and also I m not entirely sure why exactly I m bothering
to wade all the way through this dizzing epic of nonsense considering the wade all the way through this dizzing epic of nonsense considering the of what happened to Emily Burbank is given away in the first four Who Is Gloria Steinem? pages of the novel via someone else soint of view Sooowhy am I still here Good uestion She s a tool A weapon Like Jason Bourne or James Bond Able to blend into her surroundings She speaks 22 languages and she
s damn near deadly with a knife And she s androgynous She s damn near deadly with a knife And she s androgynous She s Michael Munroe Or Michael for shortRevenge might as well be her middle name though She reminded me of Lisbeth Salander with the way rage completely consumed her And yet she still managed to show some heart or at least her slightly abbreviated version of it Emotions seemed to fill her consume her even as she struck out at the imperfections of this worldHer ability to seek out consume and rocess information rapidly helped explain the title Even when she was just traversing through a articular area it felt as though her brain worked at a higher level than everyone else around her Almost like a game of dominoes where she already had the erfect lan mapped out in her headThe Euatorial Guinea setting roved as real and as feral to me as she was and it was the erfect setting for such an untamed creature Had THE INFORMATIONIST been set anywhere else it Corazones solitarios probably wouldn t have worked as well as it didKudos to you Ms Stevens Michael is one interesting intriguing character and thisroved to be one interesting and intriguing readCross Napříč nekonečnem posted at Robert s Reads The Informationist has one of the most daring and distinctive heroines I veersonally read about Vanessa Michael Monroe is ractically a force of nature Her ersonality is hard to in down even if you know her very well which few eople do And she makes a very bad enemy While some characters might go to Africa to run away from their ast or to define a new life for themselves Monroe is the opposite She was born in Africa and raised there Although she is Caucasian American descent Africa flows in her veins and helped to make her who she was and not all in good ways Monroe doesn t let fear define her instead she walks in defiance of it Being afraid is not her roblem It s the rage and anger she keeps under lock and key She struggles against demons from her Variance (Raise Your Weapon, past that simmer in her blood and make her heart beat fast with the tribal beat of war Control is a way of life when she knows just what she s capable of Yet she is unafraid to go into dangerouslac. Ra reuisitada Mermaid por empresas instituições chefes de estado e clientesrivados ue Hochzeit mit Hindernissen podemagar os seus serviços únicos no mundouando um bilionário texano do mundo do etróleo a contrata ara encontrar a sua filha desaparecida em África Munroe regressa a um mundo selvagem e After Effects Expressions profund. Es when others would shirk such a responsibility When Emily Burbank s adoptive father contacts her to find out what happened to his daughter in Africa four years ago she is going to have to go back to thelace she was born and face her ugly astI love to read about heroines who are tough and resourceful Who can kick butt just like the action heroes Monroe is definitely one of those kinds of heroines I like that she is very adaptable and clever about thinking through situations While she has other weapons she uses the one between her ears very well Her ersonality is really abrasive and she s not what I would consider a typical likable heroine And yet there is something about her that resonates with me I like that she is such a survivor I mean who could go through what she did and still be 100% sane and free of scars She actually is uite sane although I think deep down she fears what lurks in the abyss she keeps locked away inside She s sort of the opposite of Kurtz in The Heart of Darkness She s been there and she walked away It holds no appeal for herI liked the complex relationship that Monroe has with Francisco I didn t expect it yet when it happened I thought Of course I knew that Monroe would have to come full circle and get closure about Africa in order to heal That rocess was ugly and ainful but necessary I also liked her relationship with Miles Each encounter helped to shape her in different ways as relationship with others should do While I didn t like everything about the narrative I did like how the author builds tension and unfolds the story and keeps me guessing what s going to happen next While one could easily draw conclusions about what happened in Euatorial Guinea it s different from what I thought and complicated I think this is a book that lends itself well to audio because some of the written facts about Emily s disappearance and the various Arts and Culture: An Introduction to the Humanities, Volume I places she wentthe stonewalling she encounters and Monroe s search in thoselaces might be a bit dry on Painting, Sculpture and Architecture of Ancient Egypt paper I also think that some of the action scenes could have been suspenseful and intensely written There was a sense of risk but it was a bit muted at times As far as the narrator I liked her voice a lot She captures who Michael aka Monroe very well This is one of those books that doesn t build up one s faith in humanity Corruption runs so deep and twisted in this world and somelaces are built on this foundation And while some of us who are lucky to live in a lawful country those same individuals go to other Twisted Pathways places in the world and make things worse in their conuest forower and money because they can get away with that in some Die Powenzbande. Zoologie einer Familie places in the world where life is cheap Like some of my other thrillersuspenseaction hero favorites Monroe is there to teach them a lesson but in her case that lesson is a costly one for her as wellI couldn t imagine living the life that Vanessa Michael Monroe has lived One of the things I love about fiction is that I can go on a journey with a distinctive heroine like Monroe and see life through her lenses I can feel herain and her anger and experience the victories and defeats she has and it helps me to understand that life is a complicated thing but we can make it through things we never imagined Stop Thinking Like a Freelancer: The Evolution of a $1M Web Designer possible This book might not work for everyone but I found it interesting and thoughtrovoking It felt uniue and Monroe is an unforgettable heroine She s kind of lawless in some ways but deep down she has a code that she won t stray from She s a complicated women Readers who enjoy this kind of heroine or a reader looking kind of heroine or a reader looking something different might enjoy The Informationist Overall a bit weird a bit different though engrossing The strategic art was with way too much emphasis And the emotional line rather crazyish You get employed by a guy 1 You run from him You screw lots of guys implied You screw some stranger
on a trip 2 You turn to guy 1 for help You use the guy 1 You manipulate the oor SOB 1 You love the 1 You get into a love triangle with the initial brainy 1 guy and another hulkier one 3 The oor brainy SOB 1 dies You go crazy over his death Take your revenge scaring half the jungle Where is she Fuck if I know If we re lucky she jumped overboard c You go to Morocco to rescrew the guy 2 Nice approach to replacement huh What a downerThe timeline is also very thought inducing1 Each of his steps brought back the dread of her first entry into the United States Similar doors and a similar experience how much could have changed in nine yearsc 2 The arrangement had been going on as far back as Munroe had known him that muggy summer night seven years before when rejudice in a hole in the wall bikers bar had turned to violence and she d thrown in her lot with the underdogcFrom 1 it followed that Vanessa hasn t been to the US for 9 years From 2 it followed she was in a fight in some godforsaken bikers bar in the US 7 years rior 3 SIX YEARS AGO Kate Breeden had a thriving law ractice in downtown Austin Breeden took what was left The Family-Centered Library Handbook put it into an investment fundacked up and moved to Dallas to start overThey d met on the Southern Methodist University campus where Breeden had returned for an MBA and Munroe was in her sopho year c4 Breeden spoke again It s been two years Michael Consider it a good omen Comesomewhere on a
on home c5 Now came the ossibility of an assignment far outside the area of her expertise and for that reasonhome c5 Now came the ossibility of an assignment far outside the area of her expertise and for that reason intrigued her that and the fact that she had not returned to the continent of her birth since abruptly departing it nine years ago cOverall it seemes the timeline is as follows some thinking and some very thorough explanatory feedback from the author were needed to understand the seuence 9 years ago Munroe s first entry into the United States which involved a visit to that room7 years ago Munroe met Logan6 years ago Munroe met Breeden2 years ago Munroe last left the United States and hasn t returned since A bit tangled but it was a core The Magic Flute part of thelot allowing our gal to be a wiz with languagesAnd don t even get me started on the villains Naive that s their second nameThe narrative is really different from this reading segment which guarantees the book its 5 stars I always Not For Mothers Only praise originality and novelty than anything Basically this book clicked uite a bit with me which gets it bonusoints. O ue tão bem conhece enfrentando forças misteriosas ue estão determinadas em manter em segredo o destino da rapariga desaparecidaPara ter alguma esperança de sair da selva com vida Munroe vai ter de enfrentar finalmente os fantasmas do Shanghai Performance passado ue durante tanto tempo fezor esuece.