The novel is similar to the film that eventually resulted, if a bit darker and more introspective. Fans of “Die Hard” will almost certainly want to check out “Nothing Lasts Forever” now that it’s again available to see additional scenes and note what changed. The fast-paced, intense book will even be of interest to readers of detective thrillers who may have somehow missed the “Die Hard” franchise.
In the book, the detective character is named Joe Leland, and is somewhat older and more experienced than John McClane from the first film. But his humanity and world-weariness are conveyed convincingly on the page, as is the drama and excitement as Leland matches wits with the terrorists on a dangerous Christmas Eve.
- By Matthew Price
From Friday’s The Oklahoman