Book Review : The Judas Strain

Thursday, February 5, 2009

The Judas Strain

I chanced upon The Judas Strain by James Rollins at the Tampines Regional Library and borrowed it without any prior knowledge of this writer and his works.

The book proved to be a thrilling and riveting read. I finished it in three days, bookmarking and returning to it whenever I found snatches of time whenever I had free time on hand.

The suspense was masterfully strung out throughout the novel, the pace of developments was quick yet controlled. Rollins employed a clever mix of modernism with history and with a satisfactory dose of science injected into the drama that unfolded. However, there were elements that left me disappointed at their simplicity and later portions that jarred with the earlier general sentiments that the book conveyed. Parts of the ending felt like an anti-climax that had seemed to promise more.

Verdict : 8/10. A great entertaining read nevertheless.