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This review is from: Black Skies (Paperback)
On the cover it said:
'One of the most brilliant crime writers of his generation' - Sunday Times
'Perhaps the best crime writer alive.....' - Sydney Sun Herald
Praise indeed. But I cannot agree at all.
The main character is probably the dullest policeman in fiction.
The dialogue was characterless and very old fashioned. Could be a translation thing - but it was turgid. It just did not ring true. Might have suited Dixon of Dock Green times - but not 2009 when it was published.
The storyline was OK but not anything more. The whole book came across as uninspiring. To publish a book you have to assume the author has a flair for words, creating pictures with prose etc. This book had nothing that captured my imagination. It was just exceedingly dull. It might be good in Icelandic read by people fluent in Icelandic but translated into English it was just poor.
So despite all the praise heaped on his other works on the first inside pages I will not be borrowing his works from my local library again.