Marc Vietor has not the slightest trace of the Delaware Valley in his mouth! As I wrote about Jim McCance's reading of Robert Ellis's "The Dead Ro..Show More »om" … "I'm a muti generational Philadelphian. No one in Philly speaks like any of Jim McCance's characters. He's like listening to an Austrailian speaking American, you know, like drinking beer with fruit in it." Substitute Vietor's name for McCance's above… K?
But the Dead Room was a good book, Drift, well, not so much. Oh, the very basic nut of the plot's clever… Frankenfood and like that. But the stupidity of Doyle Garrick in not comprehending what every reader knows half way through this thing is beyond irritating. Nope, I'm finished with this series. On a like-ability scale of 1-5, Carrick's underwater into negative range. McGoran writes well enough, but he seems to be touching all the boxes on a 'You Too Can Write A Novel School's' check list of things that belong between the covers.Spatula in the sappy relationship between Carrick and damsel-in-distress Watkins and BLEH! What's she see in Garrick? He's not described but I guess he looks what? Virile? Otherwise he's an unredeemed ass.
Oh yeah… I now live approximately where this story is supposed to be set. Maybe I'll get the county commissioners to sue McGoran for defamation? Has Carrick ever visited Pennsylvania? AAARGH!
And here we go again with the… Everyone- in- every- police- agency- but- the- hero's- an- idiot- theme… Authority SH*TS is so overused as a plot device that it should come wrapped around a bottle of Pepto-Bismol.
Yep, didn't like it. Recommend you invest your credit and time other-where. Feel like my memory needs a HAZMAT shower to wash away the MEH!