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It wasn't a bad story, in fact I loved the beginning. It became very much like a Goosebumps episode about mid way through however and although I like Goosebumps, I was hoping for something more than a couple of kids who wanted to rule the school. Mr. Stine should probably stick to writing for tweens. If he does attempt another adult novel in the future, perhaps it will be more interesting if he actually centers the story around adults instead of children. It might go over better than this one did.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?
Maybe a teenager?
Has Red Rain turned you off from other books in this genre?
What is this genre?
Would you be willing to try another one of Michael Cerveris’s performances?
Yes - His performance was alright - but then the book had a lot of spoken thoughts that didn't quite come across - especially when they were interspersed with dialogue.
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Red Rain?
I would cut out alot - for instance the whole thing with the detective and his ex girlfriend - didn't tell me nearly enough of why he hadn't ever been a hero - I didn't get that he was a jerk - just kind of stupid and desperate and weak. Perhaps it was the voice the reader gave him - it sounded sort of Long Island and street smart but apparently he wasn't that. So the character could have been left from the book as far as I am concerned.
The whole part about Autumn was also stupid. Just self satisfying - like he needed to throw in a little sex and this was how he worked it.
The book started off interestingly enough with the travel writer etc. - then the whole thing with the twins - and her taking them home didn't make sense legally- then all of a sudden they were living in the guesthouse and the whole thing of the killing with the red eyes was sily. There were so many starts in building the characters and then they just dropped off - it was either edited to death or the writer has a serious problem focusing and building and tried to add too many things - and then how the end comes together - weird and silly.
Any additional comments?
I wish I hadn't wasted a credit!
6 of 8 people found this review helpful
Being an RL Stine fan as a kid I got this to see how his adult books fared. This was like a Goosebumps book with swear words. The story was so predictable! And the narrator is a bit rubbish at accents.
After initial excitement of a r.l stein for adults it fell flat after the first hour. between the creepy fake English accents and dislikeable characters who it quite frankly did not matter if the lived or died. .. do yourself a favour and save ten hours of your life by avoiding this horror.