Gerald So's Blog – November 2007 Archive (3)


I'm not the biggest Dennis Lehane fan. Though I found his

Kenzie-Gennaro books compelling, I also thought he tried to do too

much. By the end of the series, I'm not sure the books were P.I.

anymore, and I'm not sure that was a good thing. That said, Lehane's

trademark put-'em-through-hell plot is tailor-made for a movie, and Ben

Affleck nails Boston's local color so squarely the accents and

attitudes grated on this New Yorker's ears.… Continue

Added by Gerald So on November 8, 2007 at 9:28pm — No Comments

SLIDE by Ken Bruen and Jason Starr

Picking up from last year's Bust,

Max Fisher wakes up in a motel in Robertson, Alabama, no idea how he

got there. Using his friendship with a young stoner desk clerk, Max

returns to New York as a high-rolling crack dealer. Meanwhile, femme

fatale Angela Petrakos finds herself mixed up with an aspiring Irish

serial killer called Slide.

Slide is less plot-driven than… Continue

Added by Gerald So on November 4, 2007 at 9:50pm — No Comments

BUST by Ken Bruen and Jason Starr

Bust begins with cheapskate

tech millionaire Max Fisher plotting the murder of his overbearing wife

Dierdre so he can live happily ever after with his busty Greek-Irish

executive assistant Angela. Max contacts a peculiar hitman calling

himself Popeye, who is actually Angela's lover, Dillion, with whom she

plans to rob Max blind.

Got all that? To reveal any more would spoil the book's madcap fun. The characters are all… Continue

Added by Gerald So on November 4, 2007 at 9:48pm — No Comments

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