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By Roxanne on 12-11-13
Sorry, it was just not worth my time
What did you like best about Storm Damage? What did you like least?
Not much, I couldn't finish it. I found the combination of dialog and narrator very annoying for many characters. Don't know whether that's writing or performance. Also it struck me as ludicrous that a honest uniformed cop of only 8 years owned a condo AND a dojo AND used to run a bar? When did he run these other enterprises much less how did he fund them? So much of the early story was a lot of inconsistent cliches.
What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?
Not much! I am a James Lee Burke fan and really spoiled by a GREAT author/narrator combo on the Dave Robicheaux former New Orleans cop series. This author is rather new and a comparison to Burke is a brutal one, but one I can't avoid. Hopefully Kovacs will grow. I've read some other author's first books after discovering a good series, and may not have read more, if I hadn't first experienced a superior later book in the series.
What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?
Voices for the asian and african-american women characters sounded so stereo-typed and were simply annoying. I don't have any other books from this narrator in my library, so it's hard for me to separate the voice from the pedestrian writing.
If this book were a movie would you go see it?
Doubt it, but then movies are so RARELY like the books it is not good question.
Any additional comments?
I will return this book, and fill out my James Lee Burke Dave Robichbeaux series with the credit instead.
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