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Death of a good idea,
This review is from: Crash Deluxe: Parrish Plessis Book Three: A Parrish Plessis Novel (Paperback)
I agree with the other reviewer, this is a very confusing book. In contrast with the earlier volumes it is quite poorly written. The main character - Parrish Plessis - started the series with a good, strongly written, definite character with a defined set of her own 'ethical' values, strange though they may have been. The whole persona was refreshingly different from the majority of the 'lead' female characters in many SF books.
By this volume all of that was gone. The story was confusing and woolly, with no real characterisation. All of Plessis' drive and ethics had gone out of the window leaving just a shallow insipid mish-mash with an ending that was non existent. There was no conclusion, not even an intriguing question to give you the impression that there might be some sort of future for the characters. It ended instead like a damp squib. I was left with the feeling that the author had got fed up, got it to the publishers at the earliest possible point, and moved on to something more interesting (such as watching paint dry).
My only thought at the last page was "So?". This was quickly followed by "What a waste of time and money". This was a pity because if the standard had been maintained, or even developed, from the first volume this could have been a classic series.