Friday, March 19, 2010

The Tourist by Olen Steinhauer

I really cannot decide how many stars to give this one....
R- 2? maybe?


I'm not sure if it's me or the book, you know?

I'm nine freaking months pregnant..... probably not a great time for a complex thriller without much in the way of happy endings.

Milo used to be a "Tourist"-- a CIA spook basically.  Suddenly old cases and details start surfacing, forcing him back into that life.... the life that nearly killed him.

Not a bad story.  It would certainly make an interesting movie... kind of Bourne-ish.  (According the the about the author, Warner Brothers have optioned the rights-- apparently putting George Clooney in the lead role.  I can't see that part.  For one, Clooney's too old.  The oldest Milo is in the book is 37 or so.  Weird choice.)

Anyway, a movie would have to tighten things up.... which I think it needed.

But again, I'm nine months pregnant and I've been reading mostly fluff and Nancy Drew, so what do I know?  My brain has turned to mush.

No, really.  It has.  :)

What do you do with a book you can't decide about?  Read it again another time?  Write it off?  Ask others if they've read it?  It's gonna bug me.....

This is a Reader's Choice book and counts for the Support Your Local Library Challenge!


  1. That's hard. There are so many great books out there that it's hard to read an "ehh" book again because you think you might have missed something. I would say leave it for now and if someday in a few years you have a hankerin' for a thriller, try it again. Or maybe if they do make a movie you could read it again. My guess is with the baby now here you'll soon forget all about it.

  2. Yeah I'm thinking even watching the movie could work better and improve my feeligs, since a movie would HAVE to move faster.