Thursday, March 17, 2005

Book Recommendation - High Crimes

I try never to see a movie based on a book until I have had a chance to read the book first. It is really irritating to have an actor's voice and image in your head instead of deriving the image from your own interpretation of the author's words.

I started reading High Crimes by Joseph Finder because I really enjoyed his novel Paranoia. I had the nagging feeling that the plot was familiar, and the further I read, the more it dawned on me that I knew what was coming. A quick check with the Internet Movie Data Base (IMDB), and fears were confirmed - I had already seen the movie.

So this is a tainted review. I actually was enjoying the book until the deja vu hit, so I can recommend it. There is a nice twist at the end, and enough detail to keep one entertained.

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