Book Reviews of World Order

World Order
World Order
Author: Andrew Goliszek
ISBN-13: 9780312859084
ISBN-10: 0312859082
Publication Date: 2/1998
Pages: 376
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

3 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: Forge
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 2
Can you say 'hyperbole'? No, given it's Andrew Goliszek's "World Order" we're talking about that question should be: "Christ!! Can you say hyperbole!?" Talk about over the top--this guy writes like he's used to doing dialog for 30s gangster movies. I think his writing could be improved by that piece of advice Admiral Kirk gave to Spock as they were leaving the cetacean institute in Sausalito, "Skip the colorful metaphors." Hyperbole aside, this is a pretty engrossing yarn about the possible uses and misuses of biological weapons by a man who (check out the Afterword) clearly is qualified to discuss same. In keeping with the 'over the top' way his characters are described (everyone who smokes has yellow teeth, for example) and interact (the only people who take anything 'in stride' are those who are being deceptive for one reason or another) he used a little too much pink ribbon for the ending IMHO, but again my nit-picking should not be taken as a 'pass this book by' recommendation I think it's a tale that should be read and even taken seriously, but the reader should not go into it expecting to find, as one reviewer claimed, "a skilled and eloquent writer" in this college professor and biomedical researcher.