From: Michael Robison ( zspider@gte.net)
Date: 10 May 2003

Just finished this one. Guess it won an Edgar. It wasn't bad. It had an interesting plot and the prose was smooth and compelling, but there was something about it that didn't quite click. A quick stab, for one thing, would be that Hamilton never really successfully tapped the enormous potential of tying the weather and the lake in with the mood of the story.

Hell, I'm being picky. It was a good book. The play between the police chief and Alex was gold. I never got a good fix on the Sylvia character. Or her mother. Or the lawyer.

I dropped by Barnes and Nobles last night and just had to buy GOD IS A BULLET after all the juicy talk about it. So far I like it. Sharp little philosophical one-liners that cut right to the bone, but don't necessarily sit inside the ubiquitously cynical normal world attitude I see in hardboiled.


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