©2004 James Sallis; (P)2008 Recorded Books
i enjoyed listening to this story unfold. the story and characters were interesting and fully formed. i enjoyed the regional cadence and phrasing. the narrator was excellent at dealing with the flashback material -- keeping the listener current with the sequencing. there were enough twists and turns to keep one listening.
I still don't know what this book was about. Where there are some clever sentences? Absolutely. Do I doubt that the author is a bright guy? Not at all. Will I be going back to this author anytime soon? No.in my humble opinion, this story failed on multiple levels. I don't know enough about fiction writing to provide a sophisticated analysis or anything, but I know that it's a miracle I got through this one.I chose this author because I greatly enjoyed the movie Drive, based on his book. So this was a disappointing experience.
This wasn't a "huge" story about saving the world. Just a small mystery with some character background slowly revealed as the pursuit unfolds. The pacing is relaxed and mirrors the small town flavor of the story, and while i'm not sure i would have liked this for a longer read, this seemed just about right. Enjoyable.
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