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Monday, April 8, 2013

Book Review: Roderick Thorp - Nothing Lasts Forever (The Book That Inspired the Movie Die Hard)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/7/78/Nothing_Lasts_Forever_by_Roderick_Thorp,_Cover_Art.jpg/200px-Nothing_Lasts_Forever_by_Roderick_Thorp,_Cover_Art.jpgI normally do not review secular novels. I read them from time to time, but usually for my own enjoyment. In this case I saw that the novel that inspired the move "Die Hard" was up for review and I could not resist.

I have always loved action movies, but hate that many have such bad language. The same is true of the action novel. Stephen King, Dean Koontz, etc. are great writers. They can really grip you with a story, but the language is pretty bad sometimes. The same thing takes place here. It had some foul language, but not as much as the movie.

The book itself was a good read. The story keeps pushing you to read another chapter. Because I saw the movie years ago, I kept seeing Bruce Willis on every page.

The story is about an ex-detective, Joseph Leland, who takes a trip to see his daughter. At his arrival, the company she works for is invaded by terrorist. From there, Leland trys to both kill the terrorist and save the hostages

The book reads like a movie. There is a bonus section at the end. They discovered the notes Thorp made when he outlined the book. It adds some very interesting info to the story.


I thoroughly enjoyed this book and recommend it but with a caution concerning the language and give it 4 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free of charge from Graymalkin Media and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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