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Good if you are patient with it,
This review is from: A Cold Day for Murder (Kate Shugak #1) (Kindle Edition)
I bought this book after reading the other reviews on Amazon, I have recently read all of the Jo Nesbo (Harry Hole) series and am quite into 'foreign' crime authors so thought I would give this a go.
Firstly I'd just like to say that I did quite enjoy this book in the end and found myself looking forward to reading it. However, I am not a big fan of the writing style, I don't really know how to express myself but I just found it a bit jarring. There is A LOT (!!!!) of alaskan and native american jargon and it makes no attempt a lot of the time to explain what it means, it just assumes you will understand.
If you can get past this it does make a really good read and then I guess once you are used to it it will make the other books easier to read.
I really enjoyed the characters and the atmosphere of the scene descriptions so I think it's worth giving it a try.
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Initial post: 4 Oct 2011 16:40:40 BDT
I agree with you about the use of area names without any real description which I felt was padding. I have written my own thoughts on the book. - N
Posted on 25 Jan 2012 21:31:53 GMT
I must say I wam a bit puzzled by the comment re the use of Alaskan/native words. Surely one of the pleasures of reading books by culturally different authors is the need to keep brain in gear? I really enjoyed this book, my only reservation being the denoument which I thought somewhat improbable - but it didn't detract from my enjoyment at feeling I was getting some sense of what it is like living in the Far North. But then participating in the Iditarod has long been a dream of mine!
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