RARA-AVIS: Last remark on Ross Thomas

From: William Denton ( buff@pobox.com)
Date: 25 Feb 2005

After reading several Ross Thomas novels, I'm spoiled. I picked up a thriller that had been recommended, and looked better than the usual kind of thriller these days, but it's no comparison. It's overwritten; I keep being told how I should feel about someone without being given any reason; it's taking forever to get going; and most conversations, especially the threatening or flirting kind, sound flat and contrived. There are some situations and people that are similar to ones in the Thomas novels I've read and the poorer writing is glaring.

I have high expectations for Joseph Hansen in March!


William Denton : Toronto, Canada : http://www.miskatonic.org/ : Caveat lector.

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