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Sadly...A Perfect Title,
This review is from: A Traitor to Memory (Hardcover)
It is with a heavy heart that I write this review. After waiting two years for the next installment in the Lynley/Havers saga, I feel betrayed. This book reads more like a stand alone than part of Ms. George's excellent series. It was as if Lynley and Havers were afterthoughts and really didn't have much to do with the story. At over 700 pages, the book tends to wander, be repetitive, drag and, in total, was not a pleasant reading experience. Perhaps if the book had been written as a stand alone and was at least 300 pages shorter, it might have worked.
I read an interview with Elizabeth George where she discussed how she wrote this book in a different style. I can only believe that Ms. George was trying to write a psychological thriller. While I respect her desire to spread her wings, my advice is to leave this genre of writing to Minette Walters, Barbara Vine or Nicci French. None of these authors were able to write the wonderful series that Elizabeth George created.
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Initial post: 8 Jul 2010 14:23:03 BDT
Mr. R. Mitchell says:
I agree with all these one star reviews. Skipping paragraphs and whole diary enties was the only way I managed to plough through to the end. I hope Ms George reverts to her earlier - and far better - writing style - pseudo English and all!
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