Tyler Palewhite:Soft-Boiled Detective
on Nov. 27, 2011
I didn't finish this book. I had been expecting something along the lines of a tongue-in-cheek mockery of a noir detective story. Instead to me the story resembled (the book version of) one of those artsy films about the minutiae of some poor sad bloke's daily life. Unfortunately, books and films like that aren't really to my taste so this story will have to be enjoyed by someone else.
It took me a few tries to get started on this book. At first I didn't find the writing style that engaging but as I read further I began to be drawn into the remarkably complex set of worlds within Draykon. Stories told from multiple viewpoints can be frustrating to follow at times but I didn't find this with Charlotte English's book. Her characters were engaging and the plot lines fit together interestingly. My only complaint is that she finished the book with a cliffhanger! Now I have to wait for the second book in the series to be written.