Disclaimer: This post will revolve around a general overview of the book without going into much details or analysis of the story as it may spoil the reader’s suspense while reading the original book.
The Matlock Paper is a classic from the renowned Crime-Thriller author Robert Ludlum. I recently had the fortune of reading this masterpiece after long 45 years of publication. Not being a big fan of kindle or e-books, I visit book shops quite often. But, to be honest this book didn’t appeal to me that much–rather I was searching for Patricia Cornwell’s novels–but the shopkeeper convince me anyway. After turning only a few pages, I was absolutely mesmerised at the way the story was unfolded. Hardcore suspense kicked in in no time. The characters were so subtly put into the picture, you can never guess who’s on which side, and this is probably what is an idiosyncrasy a best-selling crime-thriller of all times. Though it is needless to say how magnificent of a storyteller Mr. Ludlum is, but he appears to be even more bewitching in this text.
Another pertinent point which is worth mentioning is that unlike some other thrillers of his league, like James Patterson and others, his books are quite lengthy and in the hardcopy version the fonts are also smaller making it look small and compact. It took me nearly 10 days to complete it, which I complete a book in much less time. My book contains 384 pages including the epilogue at the end. English is very standard. If you are a new to novels or from a country where English is not first language like me, you might like to go through other books books with a simpler vocabulary.
Now coming to the crux of the book, it revolves around the doings of a man who maintains his ethics, character, morality while fighting for righteousness. He steps into the unknown and faces inundating challenges, alone , opposing an intimidating army of despicable humans. It portrays his struggle through the eyes both a victim and a hunter, often faced with a range of strange, decodable mix of emotions. From a sure-shot win to absolute despair accompanied by unexpected twists of plot makes it a fantastic masterpiece. It’s been some days that I’ve read it but I haven’t gotten over the ending yet, for it was so ridiculously unbelievable.
To conclude, it would be a very good read for all thriller lovers and to be thriller authors(like me–maybe?).
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