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I wanted to like this, I really did. There are tons of mysteries by this author, and they seem quite popular. So, I requested Split Second, which is book two.
The writing was painfully forced (sorry if you’re reading this Alex, but …) I stopped reading just part-way in. Didn’t care what happened.
Hah! I can diss them here without ever re-reading them.
- Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell – Susanna Clarke. I bought this at the airport before a week-long business trip. If I’d had anything else to read, I never would have finished this brick. It meanders, it’s precious in-a-bad-way. I was not impressed. Why were some people so impressed by this thing. Sheesh. Anyone want to buy a used copy? Barely bent, very good condition paperback 😉
- Split Second – Alex Kava. Maybe her later books got better, but the exposition in the first chapter just bludgeoned all the fun out of it.
Alan Campbell is the author of a ‘dark fantasy’ novel called Scar Night. Based on the synopsis and the cover, I think I tried reading this and said ‘ugh.’
There are angels, and it mentions gruesome. Maybe that’s what I confused Mainspring with…
Maybe I’m wrong, it was back in the pre-blog days so I am only going by my memory here..