Top critical review
> BIG MISTAKE
Reviewed in the United States on July 23, 2017
> I added a note to my wishlist (where I place almost everything before purchase) “DO NOT BUY! a collaborative novel”, warning myself not to purchase this POS. But, nevertheless Amazon recommends “Inherit the Dead” to me at every opportunity (because I've purchased every previous Lee Child novel). I must have been sleepy or not paying attention that day when I saw what I thought was a Lee Child / Jack Reacher novel.
> This ain’t Jack Reacher. It isn’t even Lee Child. Child only wrote the introduction -- and I thought that even that was lame.
> What this is, is a serially collaborative novel in which 20 authors write one chapter each, in a predetermined order. The adjective “serial” means that the authors didn’t work (collaborate) together, but instead they just took their turn when it came up.
> If you want to see what sort of mess 20 authors can make of a game of “pass the secret”, you’ll enjoy “Inherit the Dead”. Actually, for such an experiment, it isn’t too bad. I've actually read several other collaborative novels which were worse. Hard to imagine, but true.
> If you just want to read a good novel of Lee Child's quality, “Inherit the Dead” is a great disappointment. If character development is your thing, you’ll love “Inherit the Dead” – it’s nothing but character development because every author redevelops every character in every chapter. The plot wanders around aimlessly.
> None of the authors pay more than passing attention to the chapters which preceded their “turn”. New plot threads pop up, others vanish. A tangled, unsatisfying, mess -- plain and simple
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