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2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing. Rebus hardly bothers to go through the motions as his author goes for an easy cheque., 1 Jan. 2013
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This review is from: Standing in Another Man's Grave: A John Rebus Novel (Inspector Rebus Book 18) (Kindle Edition)
I have read a lot of John Rebus novels as well as Rankin's more recent Fox books, but felt that this was well below the standard of his earlier works. It was rambling, lazy and repetetive. The plot was reasonably coherent but spoilt by pointless wanderings in the clapped out Saab round random areas of Northern Scotland, fuelled by whisky. The macinations of the new young gangster could have been interesting. Rebus was just annoying. I felt really ripped off by this purchase and, if I had not been on holiday without anything else much to read, would not have bothered to finish it. If Rankin were not a best selling author, no publisher would have touched this!
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Initial post: 7 Jan 2013 11:25:13 GMT
David Bell says:
An unfair and billious review - by a reader who can't spell machinations. This is well up to the standard of all the previous Rebus books - and that standard is sky high.

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jun 2013 19:47:53 BDT
mollyeyre says:
I think this is an unfair and billious comment on someone who was purely giving his opinion!!! - I thought that is the whole point of reviewing a book - to give one's opinion!
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