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Mackenzi Lee

Författare till The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue

17+ verk 6,107 medlemmar 315 recensioner 3 favoritmärkta

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Foto taget av: Author Mackenzi Lee at the 2018 Texas Book Festival in Austin, Texas, United States. By Larry D. Moore, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=74210667

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maryriii | 15 andra recensioner | Apr 13, 2024 |
Representation: N/A
Trigger warnings: Death and murder, dead bodies, physical assault and injury, blood depiction, military violence and war themes, World War Two, hospitalisation of a person, near-death experience, amputation (arm)
Score: Seven points out of ten.

I wanted to read The Winter Soldier: Cold Front for a while but I didn't get around till now. I saw it a few months back but someone transferred it. Months later, I transferred it back when it was finally time to read it. I glanced at the blurb, making it seem intriguing. I almost gave this one three stars, until it redeemed itself.

It starts with the first two characters I see, V, living in the Soviet Union in 1954 as a super soldier experiment, and Bucky Barnes, refusing to enlist for the US army in WWII in 1941, instead taking part in a special British mission, where he meets a woman who plays chess, and plays chess. The pacing is slow as nothing significant happens in the first 200 pages, but it soon picks up in the last 200. I initially found it tedious to read The Winter Soldier: Cold Front, as it switches between time to time and character to character, establishing a non-linear narrative structure, but at least it's not as disjointed as another fictional composition I've read. I didn't bother trying to connect or relate to the characters as Bucky was naïve and V was cold-hearted. It bored me so much I was about to say it disappointed me, but it didn't, because of one moment that changed everything. Bucky and V were the same person, only with a different identity between the years since Bucky was missing in action and the United States presumed him dead, only for the Soviet Union to retrieve and restore him but as another person, whose identity is now V. The action further increased as V tried to escape the lab, but there was a cliffhanger in the end where scientists wiped his mind so he forgets all the memories he had before he became the experiment. That is where the story earns its fourth star.
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Law_Books600 | 1 annan recension | Apr 6, 2024 |
I love marvel but this just wasn’t for me.

There was a few plot points I didn’t expect but honestly it was mostly predictable.

I did love Theo Bell as a character but that’s about it.

Amora’s manipulative nature was not it, especially with half of the book building up to the main plot. It was frankly irrelevant in my opinion for the majority of the book.

I was mostly determined to read it all the way but once Loki was on Midgard I wanted to DNF it but I didn’t. The beginning chapters of Amora and Loki was the most enjoyable part and it only went downhill from there.… (mer)
 
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HSDCAce | 14 andra recensioner | Apr 2, 2024 |
this was fun. not the romp i was hoping for and maybe a kidnapping or two more than felt strictly necessary, but still fun.
 
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