I seem to be in the majority...I like the Keller books. I haven't yet read
HIT AND RUN, the latest one, but am looking forward to it.
'Course, I have a soft spot for hitman novels, so I may not have the most
objective viewpoint, but I do think they're strong Block works and well
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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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