Night of Thunder-Completed Book Reflection
I recently finished my book Night of Thunder by Stephen Hunter. The book is mainly about Bob lee Swagger trekking throughout the northeastern part of Tennessee, mainly in the town of Bristol, to find the person who put his daughter Nikki in a coma while she was driving home from work. The driver of the car is Brother Richard MacReady- brother of professional NASCAR racer Matt MacReady. He's sent out to kill Nikki, who's a journalist, by Reverend Alton Grumely and the Grumely family of the Baptist camp in Bristol. Alton Grumely has over 60 children with numerous amounts of wives including with some of his sisters. They are a Baptist Polygamist family who complete many evil deeds in "the eyes of the Lord". Bob goes on a hunt for the Grumely family during a weekend where they plan to reek havoc at the NASCAR Bristol stadium right before the big race. Bob tracks down Alton Grumely after he and his family killed many innocent people and created a massacre along I-81 leading to the NASCAR stadium. After Bob kills them he finds Brother Richard in his car and kills him with the help of Richard's brother Matt.
One important thing that I learned and remembered from this book is that never judge a book by it's cover. Bob used to be a marine symper fi sniper and is now 63 with a really bad hip. The Grumely family thought they could easily kill him along with Brother Richard, but soon found out otherwise. Bob looks like an old man, but looks can decieve.
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a good action thriller and someone who really wants a fast-paced book. Night of Thunder really has you wondering what's going to be around the corner and it absolutely delivers the unexpected. Another reason why I would recommend it is because it allows you to think deeply and gives you a chance to reflect on past events in the book.