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Those Who Walk in Darkness
Those Who Walk in Darkness
Author: John Ridley
In the near future, the world has become home to certain people with amazing genetic structures-giving them powers that make them frighteningly superior to normal humans. The Night Watchman was the first. Somewhere in San Francisco, he was out there-stopping a bank robbery, saving a kid from a runaway truck, whatever was needed. More 'superheroe...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780446612029
ISBN-10: 0446612022
Publication Date: 5/1/2005
Pages: 384
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

3.4 stars, based on 28 ratings
Publisher: Aspect
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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melusina avatar reviewed Those Who Walk in Darkness on + 32 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
This review is by my husband, as reported by me. What I noticed is that my husband fell into this book like a kid munching chips while watching TV. I mean, he seriously disappeared into it. So after he finished it, I asked him to give me some lines for a Swap review. After he hemmed and hawed a bit, I suggested, "Entertaining main character?" He nodded. He seemed embarrassed that he found her sexy. (He's like that; it's endearing.)

Then he launched into telling me all about it: "Her name is Soledad O'Roark--this specialized cop, in El-Lay of the future. It's sort of a Frank Miller premise where special units called MTacs are supposed to hunt down the 'metanormals,' and she's also an idiot savant in the area of engineering, which makes for some cool situations, like the time that..." His version of the book was long & way over-specific, and I'm afraid it was just too much detail for me, so I can't add any more about why he liked it so much. But just what I've written down so far is a strong recommendation from a scientist who doesn't read much fiction. What fiction he does read, tends toward highly cerebral tales about AI's talking to each other over vast distances & merging/splitting identities & waging wars against each other & such like.

You get the point: he really dug super-freak super-cop Soledad "Bullet" O'Roark and her adventures fighting other freaks in a wicked La-La Land of the near future. (No, I don't know what a "freak" is.) And it wasn't just that she's sexy, either. Apparently, as another reviewer says... Soledad rocks!! =grin=
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reviewed Those Who Walk in Darkness on + 55 more book reviews
I wanted to like this book; the whole premise of superheroes=bad guys should have been great. It wasn't. The writing was "Eh", the lead character very unlikeable and lack of character development (in anyone) was annoying.

I'm going to go back and re-read "Now I am Invincible".
retro-redux avatar reviewed Those Who Walk in Darkness on + 219 more book reviews
a dark novel of meta humans and those trying to exterminate them. Sci-fi
reviewed Those Who Walk in Darkness on + 44 more book reviews
If you love Scifi,the story line gives you what humans/mutants of super powers.How they live among us.
timetravelgirl avatar reviewed Those Who Walk in Darkness on + 153 more book reviews
Soledad rocks!!
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entertaining if rather overwhelmingly violent

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