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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