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I really want to like this, but...
September 18, 2018
I love eBooks and love supporting new authors. I've read some great stuff on my Kindle.
After reading some reviews on this book and hearing that the protagonist is a Marine, I had to download it and start reading.
Like a crayon-loving Gyrene, I accidentally downloaded Noble #2 instead of the #1.
"Self", says I, "in for a penny, in for a pound."
Thus, I downloaded #1 and #2, sight unread, just this morning.
My "modus operandi" for reading books is the same as for my meals or Netflix...I binge.
Why waltz when you can rock & roll?!
So, it would surprise no one close to me for me to have read 2 or 3 books in this series by Day 1.
I am stuck on Chapter 9 on Book #1 and I am not making much headway.
It's like swimming against a 2 knot current with a 1 knot Rocket fin at "Combatant Dive Course". Cranky old guys just call it Scuba School. Which was a cake walk compared with pre-Scuba.
In other words: it sucks.
But, while finning makes my ankles hurt, reading this just gives me a big A-1 headache.
So many inaccuracies and implausibilities.
No recruit is considered a Marine until graduating MCRD, unnless, one is of the rare "Frozen Chosin".
There is no "clip", unless you have a M1A to load from the top or a SKS, Mosin, etc...
Spec ops Gyrenes usually use either MeuSoc 1911's or Glocks, with a few other brands. Last thing they use is M9's.
"Medics" are Army, "Corpsman" is the Marine term.
The clandestine meetings are soup sandwiches.
You don't hear the shot before the impact.
Lord, I really want to like this, but if this was a paperback copy, I would have thrown it down in disgust several times.
Now, I just open up on a useless game on my Ipad.
I apologize to the author. I think you have a great idea. It just doesn't work for me.
I had to write this so that others can get the...rest of the story...