11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Not quite hit the mark,
This review is from: Or the Bull Kills You: (Max Cámara 1) (Kindle Edition)
I am a fan of Jason Webster so couldn't wait to get my hands on this.
The character Max Camara is pretty well built up and has posibilities, but for now he is a bit too predictable.
The plot is fine enough but the book suffers from a lack of atmosphere (those who have read "Shadow of the Wind" or "Winter in Madrid" will know what I mean). I have been to Valancia City and the narrative didn't evoke anything much for me. The descriptions of the city were a bit flat and there were some parts of the plot where I felt lacked credibility (Max had a night of passion with a lady friend and got accidently separated the next day in a crowd, but they both did not contact each other for two months).
Perhaps the biggest disappointment was that there didn't seem to be any twists and turns that are the hallmark of a good yarn. I also found some of the speach a bit American, such as quite a lot of use of "kind of" which is not really Spanish.
So, a bit disappointed but I don't want to write it off.