2022 Book Review: A Young Man’s Game

A Young Man’s Game

A Young Man’s Game by Paul Blake

A Mystery/Thriller, Independently Published in 2018, 294 Pages 

What I Didn’t Like:

  • Some slower spots. You spend some time in the main character’s head and those portions can move a little slower. I think the contrast between the fast action scenes and the slower scenes was a little jarring. 
  • A little too much detail on the streets and locations. I caught myself skimming past the streets names and places a few times and had to cycle back. You could probably retrace the main character’s route through real places, but it’s a bit much if you don’t have plans to do that. 
  • Instalove is my least favorite trope and I felt like this book had a bit too much of that. 

What I Did Like:

  • The action scenes were well written. The energy spikes up and the danger increases, which is great. I loved the way those came together. 
  • I didn’t have it all figured out. That’s always nice in a mystery story. I want to be surprised and this book delivered on that. 
  • The main character isn’t your typical run-of-the-mill, get-everything-right super agent. I loved that he read more normal than I’m used to seeing in this type of book. 

Who Should Read This One:

  • Fans of high action spy thrillers, specifically those who are intrigued by the idea of a more average spy!

My Rating: 3 Stars

  • You’ll love the action in this one if you’re a reader of the genre!

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