Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Recent Reads: Century Vengeance Debutante

This was terrific!  It's about SO much more than just foul play!  The story delves into the "newspaper wars" that were heating up around this time.  The book also looks at police work and forensics of the time.  A very interesting read; once I got into it, I couldn't put it down.   

I stopped reading on page 50-something.  Just didn't grab me.  Kinsey is less and less fun as I read through the series.  At the beginning of the book, there is a drawn out and very dull passage where Kinsey is shopping for undies.  We already know she's cheap and that the panties are going to be high-waisted, plain cotton.  Who cares?  Spice it up, Kinsey, and get yourself a lacy black thong.  

Another book I gave up on, this time on page 138.  There were some truly funny lines and the writing was good, but... I can't stick with a book when the protagonist does something that's just SO stupid (and of course, the plot pretty much hinges on this exponentially boneheaded move...)  It wasn't just that the character did something dumb, but that it also seemed to be OUT of character for the protagonist.  I can suspend disbelief, but only so far.  Once the plot lost me, so did the book.  Too bad; when I first started it, I really expected to be in for a joyride.  Sigh.

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