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Old 04-21-16, 05:38 PM   #26
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Finished Arc 1 of Worm

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Old 04-24-16, 02:25 PM   #27
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I read the book in my teens. Still holds up. Will continue with the series. Chiun's insults are great.

I found the book more interesting than the first Jack Reacher novel (which I still have not finished).

I also noticed some similarities with the premise of Person of Interest:
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And the facts were fed into giant computers in one of the many off-limits sections of Folcroft's rolling grounds.

The computers did what no man could. They saw patterns emerging from apparently unrelated facts and through their circuits, the broad picture of crime in America grew before the eyes of the chiefs at Folcroft.
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Finished these two books this past weekend:



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Old 04-26-16, 08:58 AM   #31
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While not completely satisfying, definitely an improvement from the dull 2nd book.

So, for those familiar with these books, is there any kind of "canon" explanation for what was going on?
I read the whole series and honestly can't remember if there is or not, all I remember is how utterly disappointed I was with all of these books. I had to force myself to finish the series, more out of morbid curiosity as to whether it came together in some kind of satisfying ending. The fact that they were so short definitely contributed to my decision to keep going on as well.
 
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Liked it, though I remember enjoying the first one more.

Is this a trilogy, or one of those series that's just going to go on and on until people stop buying them?
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Liked it, though I remember enjoying the first one more.

Is this a trilogy, or one of those series that's just going to go on and on until people stop buying them?
Just a trilogy. The movie based on the first book comes out this year. Tim Burton is Directing.
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