7,392 book reviews and counting...

The Carrier Reviews

The Carrier by Mattias Berg

The Carrier

Mattias Berg

Score pending

2 reviews

Imprint: MacLehose Press
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Publication date: 16 May 2019
ISBN: 9780857057907

The man with the nuclear briefcase has gone rogue - Mission Impossible meets the Hunt for Red October

3 stars out of 5
16 Jun 2019

"relatively gripping"

 If a writer punctuates a professor’s planet-saving adventures with screeds of scholarly lore, Dan Brown is clearly his model; but here the thriller plot is so barking it makes even Brown seem plausible. The science-history stuff is relatively gripping, however, making you wonder why Berg felt a need to embed it in fatuous fiction.

Reviews

4 stars out of 5
Barry Forshaw
24 May 2019

"The novel thrills us with a series of breathless encounters"

What should a thriller do to rise above the ranks of the clichéd? It does no harm to demonstrate some intelligence and (if possible) an engagement with serious issues — but no polemics. Thankfully, Mattias Berg’s The Carrier hits those targets squarely.