The Standard Grand by Jay Baron Nicorvo: A Review
This book just didn't hit the spot for me. Most of the story dragged. I didn't find it humorous and the mystery wasn't enough to keep my attention. I actually had to leave this book several times and come back to it while reading other books in order to finish it. There were some questions that I had throughout the book but the book ended without ever answering those questions, ruining any chance of any mystery with a climactic ending. The writing is strange and very choppy. I did enjoy Bellum's character and Bellum's story about her childhood and marriage made me understand why she did certain things later. Most of the characters were very interesting but I think I enjoyed their back stories more than I enjoyed the story about The Standard Grande and IRJ's reasons for wanting to buy it. This book did have some information about PTSD but I think I would have enjoyed the story more if it had focused on those aspects. Overall, I just didn't like this book. I think it would be good for someone that enjoys military banter and doesn't mind when a mystery is not solved at the end of a novel. It just wasn't my cup of tea, though.
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