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Unlikeable Grusom Humans.... U.G.H. -> Such a pity. Paul Cleave's "Cemetery Lake" was so weirdly captivating. I'd called that novel, "Complex. Inventive. Thoughtful. Oh... and dark." So it didn't take me long to download this suceeding story in the Christ Church series.
It took less time to decide to return "The Killing Hour". These characters are DEE-PRESS-ING and the plot did NOT intrigue me. Some time ago I reviewed Dennis Lehane's "Live By Night" and wrote, "...since downloading "Live by Night" I've thrice restarted the work from its beginning, hoping each time it'd fire my imagination. But frankly I disliked every one of the characters in the book. I find them grim and complexly depressing" DITTO "The Killing Hour", a read that Paul Andsell's talent couldn't save.
I still respect Lehane and Paul Cleave's talent. Just hated each of these stories. Maybe you won't? The thing is, I've read other Lehane's and really liked them, I probably won't buy any more Cleaves's.
Caveat Emptor, K?
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