Author seems to rely way too much backstory. He keeps telling you why he's thinking this and why he's doing that and why other people are doing what they are doing. He also inserts way too many characters many of whom are poorly conjured and inconsequential leaving the reader to feel that they haven't kept track of them all. He also makes too many references to race for no apparent reason. Lastly, his analogies and similes are strange and disjointed making the description confusing. I think that there is a good story in there which could have been told in a better way.
Not at all. Mystery and suspense is king. So many fabulous writers in the genre.
Yes. The narration wasn't really the problem.
Plot itself was okay.
fabulously told tale
King manages to make two plots become one without any confusion. He does this by putting one before the other.
Al sends Jake into the pantry for the first time. And boy is it an experience of a lifetime.
If I could have done it in one sitting, I would have. However, this one is a title to savor. I found myself saving it for later, never wanting it to end. I wanted Jake to have another objective.
Do yourself a favor. Let Craig Wesson read for you. Especially this one. For, his voice never gets old like mine can.
It seams as though Grisham true to form has taken an oath, perhaps to Reverand Al Sharpton wherein he agrees never to create an African American character who is less than upright. In this terribly plotted disaster, even the dark skinned drug dealers are somehow on the good side of things, while the hate mongering whites just never rest in their efforts to execute the little black boy. And the inter-racial romance which caused so much vitriol is so unoriginal that I think the writer thought this entire plot up after watching a tv show. I couldn't bare to finish it. Just kept getting more and more silly. And to make matters worse, the narrator when reading the one villain, takes on a highly annoying tone, over and over again.
Nice narration, well translated, decent plot, interesting. I liked it.
Amazing, according to himself he was the toughest guy on the block, the smartest man in the universe, and an example for us all in the area of morality. He's a genius just ask him. This nothing but an exaggerated tooting of ones own horn. This guy should never be allowed to write about himself ever again. This title is also very uninformative, a bragging pack of stretched and self filtered recollections. Don't waste your time.
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