Book Reviews of The Camel Club (Camel Club, Bk 1)

The Camel Club (Camel Club, Bk 1)
The Camel Club - Camel Club, Bk 1
Author: David Baldacci
ISBN-13: 9780446577380
ISBN-10: 0446577383
Publication Date: 10/25/2005
Pages: 448
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 286 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 3
The brilliance of Mr. Baldacci is that no matter how "far out" his characters are, they're always so doggone believable. That's truly a scary thought, isn't it? The situation created in this novel could easily show up on the front page of tomorrows' newspaper or Katie Courics' evening, network report. We all know that there are loads of conspiracy theorists "out there". Well, Mr. Baldacci seems to realize that even if you are paranoid - they still might be out to get you! The gentlemen of "the club" (and now one lady, also) are people you and I might meet somewhere in our very ordinary lives. Keep your eyes open - you just never know! This novel kept me enthralled from the very first sentence - I really wish I could know these guys. Watchdogs and heros all! I'm looking forward to a sequel because I'm not ready to turn away from my new um....novel...friends!
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Helpful Score: 2
It was difficult for me to get into the book for the first half of it. Too many characters for me to keep track of and I almost stopped reading it but was glad I didn't! Turned out to be a lot more interesting with a great ending!
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Helpful Score: 1
One of Baldacci's best.
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I started this book and didn't immediately get 'into' it. After about 50 pages, I was starting to get discouraged because it seemed kind of slow, and not typical of Baldacci (who had become one of my favorite authors). So I came here to PBS and read some of the reviews. And am I glad I did! In their reviews, many people stated that the book has a slow start - there are so many different characters to 'meet', etc. The reviews all went on to say that their patience paid off big time, and I couldn't agree more. Once the 'introductions' are out of the way, the book takes off at breakneck speed and it's impossible to put it down. Baldacci is a great storyteller, and like the others, I guarantee that you won't be sorry that you persevered through the first few chapters.
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Helpful Score: 1
It took me a little bit to get into the book, but after I did, it really was a good one.
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Baldacci revives The Camel Club for another intriguing romp through D.C. A plot to threaten the security of the nation is the foundation for this book of stunning twists, high stakes intrigue and global gamesmanship. Baldacci doesn't disappoint in this political thriller.
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Helpful Score: 1
Baldacci is sooo good. Intricate plot and memorable characters. A good read!
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Slow to start, but once in, you cannot put it down. Seems to have more detail than necessary in certain areas.
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Very interesting, entertaining story. Another Baldacci success story.
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I always enjoy David Baldacci books. This was also very good.
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Husband loved it. He has read all of David Baldacci's books and hasn't been disappointed yet. A must read for all David Baldacci fans.
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"It exists at the fringes of Washington, D.C., has no power, and consists solely of four eccentric and downtrodden members whom society has forgotten. Their simple goal is to find the "truth" behind their country's actions."
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Started out a bit slow but turned out great
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Loved this book, very well written and kept my interest till the end.
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Excellent book about a group of men who formed the Camel Club to do justice.
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I love it when the good guys are smarter than the bad guys!
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Great mystery--New York Times bestselling author
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4 eccentric and downtrodden members of the Camel club, whose goal is to find the truth behind their country's actions happen to witness a murder and get slammed into a plot that threatens the security of the nation. Baldacci never dissapoints...
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A group on the fringes of Washington society seeks answers to hold the government officials accountable.
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excellant read...enjoy all his novels
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Kept me riveted from beginning to end!
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Not a series I've read before - very plausible in a Washington DC sort of way. Lots of great compartmentalized rhetoric so you know what side everyone is on and why. A very nice read.
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All books by David Baldacci are good. Suspenseful and never boring.Camel Club is comprised of a bunch of ragtag men who are into conspiracy theories. They decide to have one of their usual pow-wows when they witness a murder.
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A little slow at the start but then couldn't put it down.
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not one of his best and sometimes a little confusing.
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I had a real hard time getting into this book. I was halfway through it and was finally starting to make a little sense of it. Too many politcal details for me. Once it got past the halfway mark, I thought it got better. Not as easy to read as his others.
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"David Baldacci paints a frighteningly vivid portrait of a world that could be our own very soon." This is so true! Story is very timely and really makes you think about the current world situation.
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Baldacci's usual fast paced mystery.
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A good read with some interesting characters.
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Arab terrorists, nuclear threat and political perfidy drive bestselling Baldacci's latest. The Camel Club, a four-man group of Washington, D.C., misfits (their leader has taken the ironic pseudonym "Oliver Stone") gathers every week to discuss political conspiracies they believe exist and what actions they might take. One night, while meeting on Roosevelt Island in the middle of the Potomac River, club members witness the murder of Secret Service employee Patrick Johnson, thus thrusting the wacky crew into the middle of a bigger conspiracy than they could ever have imagined. There are scores of characters and subplots to keep track of while the story veers back and forth between venues and villains, forcing readers to remain alert yet patient while awaiting the high-concept payoff. When it finally appears, it's a doozy: kidnappers who harm no one and are reasonable people with a legitimate gripe bring the U.S. to the verge of nuking Damascus. Baldacci maintains interest during the long buildup by supplying fascinating historical facts, amusing characters, high-tech spy lore and the backstories of his super agents, both good and evil. As fans of this writer know, years of experience have made him an author who promises a good story and then delivers it.
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Baldacci never disappoints. This one is a tour de force of conspiracy theories and D.C. political secrets. The "mystery" was easy to guess, but the wild ride was worth it.
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Fast paced and exciting!!
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one of david ballacci's best could not put it down until i needed to sleep
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Good Baldacci conspiracy set in Washington, crossing lines of homeless people with secret service agents.
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This book was so well written with it's multitude of characters with each of them having their own very distinct characteristics. The story caught me right from the beginning and had me turning pages right up to the very end. What a wonderful reading experience.
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Almost gave up on this one, started slow (can't believe he'd write a dud) once it got going it was great! Another winner can't wait to see what's next!
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Intriguing book, well-written with really good characters. Involves a high-ranking government plot dealing with US & Middle East relations and a group of civilian conspiracy-theorists trying to find the truth. Plot has lots of neat twists.
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It exists at the fringes of Washingotn, D.C.,has no power, and consists solely of four eccentric and downtrodden members whom society has forgotten. Their simple goal is to find the "truth" behind their country's actions.
One man leads the crew. He has no known past and has taken the name "Oliver Stone". After witnessing a shocking murder, the Club is slammed headfirst into a plot that threatens the very security of the nation, full of stunning twists, high-stakes intrigue, and global gamesmanship rocketing to the Oval Office and beyond.
The Club must join forces with vetern Secret Service agent Alex Ford, who becomes an unwilling participant in one of the most chilling spectacles to ever take place on American soil.
I love the characters in David Baldacci's books. The Camel Club always keeps me entertained and on the edge of my seat.
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Did not read it did not realize it was hard cover till I received the book, do not read hardback books.