Not for the life of me could I understand the plot or the cast of characters.I stopped after the first hour.
Slaughter's characters form an interconnected group of family and friends in an ever-widening circle. it is impossible not to believe they are real and you know them all personally Totally fascinating story with a few sharp turns to keep you reading through the night..
More violence than necessary to tell the story - the meanest collection of characters in recent Burke novels.
Child's characters are stereotypes we have seen before. This is a convulted story with many unlikeable characters who eat every meal at the same diner. Other characters drop in for a few pages and then just disappear. I was very disappointed and an sorry I bought it.
I loved Middlesex when I read it but I was in awe of the book as read by Kristoffer Tabori. He is a genius of accents and characterization and gives full due to the story in Jeffrey Eugenides' creative brain. A masterpiece. I am in awe of this audible experience.
I wanted to go back to page 1 and start again. The author puts on a clinic for trial lawyers and combines 2 favorite characters for a stunning conclusion.
Living under Stalin comes in full view within the mystery of a possible serial killer of children. Showing courage at the risk of losing everything, a Russian official undergoes a personal transformation. Heart-stopping intrigue.
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