Boring, predictable, slow. Only one story line. Seems like he wrote the story stream of consciousness - like he didn't know where he was going with the story. He found his characters in a situation and then just decided what might happen next. Juvenile writing.
So slow and boring. Book 3 was MUCH better than this one. Very uncomplicated plot. Very little action.
Dick needs to retire. He sounds like has emphysema. Makes everyone seem like 65 year old smokers. Even the "young, hot girls"
Incredibly boring, incredibly predictable. Why would Sue Grafton keep writing for the 1980's? Because she doesn't know anything newer? Every phrase was painfully outdated. Characters were cliche and annoying. Get a ghost writer to write X, Y , and Z!
No, but I will be more careful to be sure they are writing in this decade.
Voices for many characters were just plain annoying. Like fingernails on a chalkboard.
too many to count.
Seriously, unless you are 65-70+ and have never kept up with the times - i.e. still in love with the 80's, then don't read this book. you will find it as painful as i did.
Seriously, I can see making the mistake of hiring a bad narrator once, but twice??? Why does Johnny Heller narrate anything? The tv show is fun, so I was looking forward to this even though I didn't expect much from the story. But the narrator made it unbearable. I can't even finish. Nikki Heat, the presumably hot young female detective sounds like a 60-year old smoker. And why does the leading man, the leading woman, and the narrator all have exactly the same voice????
Too much language. Would be nice if there was some warning that every other sentence must have an expletive. The story was OK, the protagonist unlikeable. Seemed like a Clockwork Orange wannabe.
Seems like Koontz really wanted to be a poet instead of a fiction author. He has the main character go off on these ethereal mind benders that went on forever. To top it off, the ending was very weak. Seems like the publisher was pressuring him to finish the book so he wrapped it up with the most predictable and unsatisfying ending.
I very much enjoyed the intensity of the scholarship of the storyline and the drive the characters had to accomplish their goal. I found that aspect of the book as interesting as the mystery and intrigue. If you are turned on by the history and the amazing research that went in to the Da Vinci Code and not just the "shoot-em-up bang bang" aspects of it, then you will love this book too. Sorry so many of the above reviewers have to be entertained with cheap thrills on every page of the book.
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