RARA-AVIS: Re: Favorite 2008 Books?

From: jacquesdebierue (jacquesdebierue@yahoo.com)
Date: 03 Dec 2008

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    I regret to say this, but after reading three Keller books, he has become tedious. Block throws every stylistic trick he knows (and he knows practically all of them) at the writing, but for me, the character is flat, not a guy I care about. And the lady who gets him the jobs is utterly unbelievable. What I am trying to say is that Block is applying his wizardry to a subject with no teeth.

    I do agree that the episodic nature of Keller's assignments makes a novel harder to bring off. It would have to be one big, difficult assignment where lots of things go wrong.



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