4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
This review is from: Lawless (Paperback)
I read this book off the back of the film, like most reviewers seem to have done on here, and the fact that I have seen the film means I was aware of the plot line. With regards to this, I was not concerned or bothered by the chronology of events within the book not being in order. However, if I was reading the book without prior plot knowledge I think that the chronological order of the book would reveal too much and spoil the ending.
Saying that the novel is a definate must. The language used in the novel sets the scene exceptionally well, and you really get a sense of the bleak, stark lives the people of this time must have lead.
The novel is well paced and has enough action to keep you reading on. The characters are well written and engaging, alhough a times I feel the law enforcement officer seem a little sketchy and we don't really get much of an understanding of their mindsets and motivations.