It’s not a small book by any means, maybe 800 pages. And like with Tana French, it took me a while to get through! The hype and rave reviews surrounding this book were, for me, unfounded. I just didn’t get it. Do I just not like hyped books or something?! I’m always disappointed reading them!
Aaaanyway, Pilgrim was written by Terry Hayes, an ex screenwriter I think! And while parts of this book read like a movie, it all just fell a little flat for me. The book was far too long, way too much unnecessary detail and it just didn’t sit well with me.
I didn’t find the story (or interwoven stories) all that interesting, it wasn’t coherent. The stories never seemed to mesh well together, they would almost be better as 3 separate books if you ask me!
“A breakneck race against time…and an implacable enemy.
An anonymous young woman murdered in a run-down hotel, all identifying characteristics dissolved by acid.
A father publicly beheaded in the blistering heat of a Saudi Arabian public square.
A notorious Syrian biotech expert found eyeless in a Damascus junkyard.
Smouldering human remains on a remote mountainside in Afghanistan.
A flawless plot to commit an appalling crime against humanity.
One path links them all, and only one man can make the journey.
I gave Pilgrim 1 star on Goodreads. It just wasn’t thrilling enough for me!
Any thoughts?! 😊