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3.0 out of 5 stars Starts out really funny, then fades, 21 Jan 2010
This review is from: Blind Eye (Logan McRae, Book 5) (Paperback)
I found myself sucked in early by some laugh-out-loud funny dialogue and descriptions in 'Blind Eye'. Mr McBride seemed to have abandoned the idea of a attempting to pen a traditional thriller to write a pure comic novel - wildly scatological and profane - around a parody of the serial killer genre. I thought it was really good and - as I haven't followed the series with any diligence - was less bothered than other reviewers appear to be about the way characters who might have become favourites in previous, slightly more serious, books became mere comedic devices.

But, a few hundred pages in, the laughs stop coming and the plodding, deeply unconvincing 'plot' starts to take over. The porn version of 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' (don't ask) was the low point, about as amusing as a car accident involving children. Then the central protagonist goes to Poland and interest and humour completely disappear. Unfortunately, when the laughter stops, you are left with a very average detective yarn, which is a real pity. Early doors, this was really good.

Three stars rather than anything worse as the first part is genuinely fresh and engaging.
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