I have loved Greens books so much, that I feel like I'm betraying a friend by saying this. But this book didn't work. I don't even know where it went ..Show More »wrong. Maybe it's because I'm spoiled by John Taylor and Eddie Drood. But I gave this book more chances than it deserved. After I had lost interest, I still put-on my headphones, rewound and tried to find interest. It just wasn't there. It felt like recycled second rate monsters and second rate talent. I don't think I even got half way through the book. If you've never read his other works, it may work. Then you can graduate up and be blown away.
Simon R Green, prolific author of the Nightside and Secret Histories series scores another hit with the Ghost Finders. Ghost of a smile is the sequel..Show More » to Ghost of a Chance and in order to understand much of what is going on here, you should really listen to (or read) Ghost of a Chance first. The protagonists, each somewhat off putting on the surface, have a much deeper depth of character and come together to become a cohesive and compassionate team who truly care for each other. The ending leaves no doubt more is to follow, and I look forward to the next installment. Whether or not you are lucky enough to be a fan of Green, I highly recommend this series.
The narration seems to have changed dramatically. All the characters lost their sarcastic jovial nature to anger, serious and fighting. Even when the ..Show More »book says they have joyful banter, it comes across as hate and anger. It is also hard to tell character voices apart from each other at times unlike in the previous books. I really am not a fan of changing narrators, though I know it is inevitable at times. But should find somebody as close to the original one as possible.
If the premise of the story wasn't stolen from the Movie Prince of Darkness (1987). Secondarily, if he could actually make likeable characters. I know..Show More » it his style, but it is tiring. His characters are not smart, they are just annoying. He molds the world to fit his characters and whatever nonsense he thinks up. Lastly, all of his stories end by someone doing something super simple and wining the day.