Review: Barry Eisler’s, “The Detachment” Ungodly trash
I just read this book I’m ashamed to say. Worse, I enjoyed it. I got into it and wanted to see what happened to the characters.
But the characters were four amoral, slightly conflicted, beasts of men with enough humor and compassion so you could vaguely hope that they would finally make a right decision in their sorry lives. They were made slightly appealing by the fact that their governmental bosses were nastier and had less character than they did.
Supposedly the person who hired them was saving the country from a coup, or leading a coup, or something, but the author clearly didn’t care about that, nothing was really resolved, and no one really cared anyway.
All in all it was a modern thriller of the most common type, cleverly done by a writer of talent. It was a sad read.
What does it say about our society that this is what we are dealt more and more? This is where Mitch Rapp, Scot Harvath, and a host of lesser fiction stars have ended up. Is it any wonder that the end is coming soon and that the Lord has good reason? I realize that the lawlessness will increase and things will get worse and worse, but sometimes it just gets to me.
If it wasn’t mere entertainment fluff, it would be really dangerous. What an indictment it is, right along side our mincing, desperately slutty women, and self-indulgent, endlessly vain men.