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Testament Reporter Reuben Bourne has broken a promise to cast a paramilitary white supremacy group in a favorable light Now one basically peaceful man one with a paradoxical attraction for violence must conf

  • Title: Testament
  • Author: David Morrell
  • ISBN: 9780446364485
  • Page: 310
  • Format: Paperback
  • Reporter Reuben Bourne has broken a promise to cast a paramilitary white supremacy group in a favorable light Now, one basically peaceful man, one with a paradoxical attraction for violence, must confront a force of unrelenting hate Somehow, he must survive as he leads his family on a desperate flight into a wilderness as unforgiving as the fanatical humans who pursuReporter Reuben Bourne has broken a promise to cast a paramilitary white supremacy group in a favorable light Now, one basically peaceful man, one with a paradoxical attraction for violence, must confront a force of unrelenting hate Somehow, he must survive as he leads his family on a desperate flight into a wilderness as unforgiving as the fanatical humans who pursue him.

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    1. Blake Crouch on said:

      David Morrell’s second novel, TESTAMENT, was published in 1975. You might have heard of his debut. Little book called FIRST BLOOD that introduced the character John Rambo and in the process invented the action novel. TESTAMENT is Morrell’s darkest book, and that’s saying something pretty profound. It opens "It was the last morning the four of them would ever be together" and heads downhill from there. Downhill being a good thing in this case. TESTAMENT is about a family being torn apart an [...]

    2. Arun Divakar on said:

      One story thread that never ceases to go out of fashion is David v/s Goliath. By this I do not appeal to biblical themes but rather to that of the underdog defeating the giant. We see and read and observe it all the time in the world around us. Even when you start off on such a story, you do know that your protagonist will win in the end no matter how mighty the odds are. David Morrell builds his story on this archetype but his story is effective in delivering the goods. This is a damn fine yarn [...]

    3. Wafaa on said:

      4.5This was my first ever thriller. I've got to say I was quite impressed. Not what I expected at all.

    4. Martin Hill on said:

      This is a very difficult book to read. Not that it is poorly written; the writing is some of David Morrell's best. However, the story is very disturbing and, at times, gut wrenching.Testament was Morrell's second published novel, following the success of First Blood, the book that introduced Rambo. It is the story of a man who has made mistakes in his life. His first was having an affair with another woman, an event that nearly destroyed his marriage. His second mistake was writing an unflatteri [...]

    5. itchy on said:

      to think that i was dragging my feet on the onset;sure beats the crap out of first blood

    6. Alex Budris on said:

      In his first novel - First Blood - David Morrell invented the character John Rambo. Isn't that a statement? A man walks into a bar and announces "I created Rambo! I am one notch of a man above Sylvester Stallone!" Swarthy gentlemen all around buy him double-shots of the oakiest whiskey in the world. After closing they all don finely-tuned custom hunting rifles and march into some remote and hostile wilderness, avoiding many cunning booby-traps, and meticulously assassinate their enemies. They co [...]

    7. Nona on said:

      This starts out with all the trappings of a thriller, but then it becomes something more. The protagonist fails to fit the mold of your typical Hollywood Thriller Hero; instead he's just an average man trying to run and hide from skilled and tenacious killers. The results are devastating.I've read a lot of books with a higher amount of horrifying content, but this one has stayed with me.

    8. Chrisb on said:

      This began as a great read and the plot was very interesting yet the ending quit telling the story and eventually became an internalization of the lead character. Leaving all aspects of the great book it began as, to become a horrid finish.

    9. Danny on said:

      Great bookI have read this book a few times and it's a great book even better than first blood in my opinion, would make a great film thanks David for writing this book.

    10. Oliver Clarke on said:

      Gripping and full of decently taut prose but really, really bleak.

    11. Joni Fisher on said:

      A breathtaking thriller set in the wilderness. Believable, brutal, and bitterly relevant with the current state of society. Start this book early in the day or you'll lose sleep to finish it. Morrell's you-are-there feel proves he thoroughly researched surviving in the wild.

    12. Goat on said:

      I didn't realise till halfway through the book - it's a fast read, and you could reach halfway in an evening - that I'd read it before back in high school a couple of decades back. I reached a scene (a minor character's anecdote) that had struck me as bizarre then and was even weirder this time around. And not weird in a good way. It still didn't make much dramatic sense, even though it was the most'disturbing' (numerous readers' critiques on describe the novel thus) scene in the book. As I had [...]

    13. Phillip Harben on said:

      I read this book years ago and re-reading it now, it doesn't hold up very well. The editor appears to have gone on holiday for long stretches during this book and whilst the opening chapters are as shocking as I remember - more so, in fact - the rest of the book is lacking. ****SPOILERS****Nowhere does it state in the book exactly what was written that upset Kess so much. It stretches belief beyond breaking point that an author (in the book) is able to survive in the wilderness and where he came [...]

    14. John Reeves on said:

      I give this book four stars, it started strong, it was written well, it had a lot of feeling associated with it, but the ending was really not that good. The story had pieces left out, and they were things that I thought needed to be told. We know that Bourne wrote an article about a white supremacy group ran by Kess, and they ended up trying to kill him and the family, but we never really find out much surrounding the conflict. Bourne is on the run from them, because they killed his son and wan [...]

    15. Jeff on said:

      1st Read: March 3, 1996 - March 7, 1996 (**** ) I really had a hard time getting through this story. As I reached the concluding seventy or so pages, my interest soared! It would make an excellent survival guide.2nd Read: December 12, 2012 - December 31, 2012 (**** Rating) January 1, 2013 - January 3, 2013 Still a pretty good story and an equally good survival guide. I'd remembered much of the story and other parts were new to me, as I'd missed them the first time around. I will be keeping this [...]

    16. Lon Casler Bixby on said:

      This book is a good read one of my favs from David Morrell. I read it when I was a kid, and just re-read it again. Even after all these years it still holds up as I remembered: very good, fast paced, believable characters. "Testament" definitely delivers a thrilling dose of powerful reality and reality doesn't have a happy ending. I highly recommend this book.

    17. RJ on said:

      First let me say that I like Morrell's writing. This book is a little odd to me; interesting, but odd. Limited number of characters, unknown mysterious persistent attackers, our unlucky hero loses everything and survives to dispense his idea of justice. Somewhat suspenseful, bizarre and obscure story of survival and revenge.

    18. Sidney on said:

      This nail-biter has a real contemporary Western feel to it, and it's a real page-turner. A writer, who's angered a right wing paramilitary group leader, goes on the run with his family. A cell of henchmen pursue, forcing the writer, named Bourne, to live off the land. Very dark and chilling throughout.

    19. Del on said:

      I read this a good few years ago and was pleased to find it on Kindle as I'd lost the original copy! I enjoyed it back then and I've enjoyed re-reading it but I've only given it four stars because I think the ending is quite disappointing I it had been me in the protagonists situation NOTHING would be left alive at the end!

    20. David Burke on said:

      This is a fast paced thriller about a writer who does an expose on a mafioso and the subject takes offense. The writer's entire family is targetted by the crime boss. It has been a while since I read it but I remember it being gripping and at times disturbing.

    21. DJMikeG on said:

      I abandoned this book about 270 pages into it. It starts off incredibly, a great, gritty, fast moving thriller. At about 260 pages in, I stopped caring about the characters and got bored with it. Morrell is a good writer, but this one loses steam rather quickly.

    22. David Agranoff on said:

      This is the best thriller I ever read. It's also one of the best non-supernatural horror novel I've ever read. Girl Next door by Jack Ketchum is up there too. Nail-biter from the creator of Rambo.

    23. Travis Nacke on said:

      The book was written very well but like a lot of readers, the ending was poor. It didn't make sense what Bourne did about Kess. I still enjoy reading the Morrell books as you can feel the scenes he creates.

    24. Jeff on said:

      I would have given this one 4 stars except the ending sucked. The premise was great and the story was intense. I'm glad I read this now, as a father, rather than when I was younger as the story had more impact.

    25. Ashley on said:

      I don't remember much about this book, other than I liked it enough to keep it, but I think that this one was better written than some It is good though.

    26. Shaun on said:

      Started well with a compelling enough story that made me want to read all the way through. The ending was a bit of an anti-climax though.

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