Book Review of Scarecrow and the Army of Thieves.Scarecrow and the Army of Thieves was an experiment for me. I’d never read Matthew Reilly’s books before and picked it up out of curiosity. I was nicely surprised.
Scarecrow and the Army of Thieves was an exciting read. A few hours of mindless violence mixed in with improbable situations with amazing special effects. It reminds me of the kind of action thrillers I like to catch on the big screen occasionally.. Not the kind of book I’d recommend but one I can’t help liking.
What I loved most about it though was Bertie, the little robot that follows one of Scarecrow’s team members around. I couldn’t stop imagining him as a combination of Wall-E and the spirit of The Little Engine That Could combined. I’d pick up the next book in the series just so I could read about Bertie again.
A fun read. One that I wouldn’t mind repeating even if I find it a bit embarrassing that I actually liked it.
My conclusions :
- Would I re-read the book ? Maybe, but just because I want to read about Bertie again.
- Would I want to read the next book in the series ? Maybe.
- Would I want to own my personal copy if I didn’t already own it ? Not really. It was fun but not a book I love.
- Who would I recommend this too? Action thriller fans.
- For those looking to read the book, would I recommend buying or borrowing the book? Borrow it.