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The Ka of Gifford Hillary: 03/07/08
I've been having a really good run of books so far this year. The Ka of Gifford Hillary unfortunately breaks my streak coming in as the first turkey of 2008.
Most of The Ka of Gifford Hillary is an incredibly boring, long paragraph with little action and no dialogue recollection of espionage and other Cold War stuff. If you enjoyed Day of the Jackal and want to see it peppered with some occult stuff, then you'll probably like this book.
At about the midway point, just when I was going to chuck the book across the room unfinished, Gifford Hillary is suddenly a ghost and he spends much of the remainder of the book trying to bring his would-be murderer to justice while of course saving the free world from Cold War baddies. Unfortunately Gifford is as boring a ghost as he was a living character!
Of course though Gifford isn't really dead. He's just having an extended out of body experience. To see it done better, watch the Family Guy episode where Death pulls Peter out of this body on the golf course.
Okay, this review definitely gave me the giggles! "