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Patricia Cornwell - The Scarpetta Factor,
This review is from: The Scarpetta Factor (Scarpetta Novels) (Hardcover)
I tried reading this after reading a series of wonderful novels in a row (the new Boris Akunin, a John Cheever novel, a Richard Yates, the new Raymond Carver, and the last Stieg Larsson), which really set me up badly. All of those were fantastic novels (some literature, some just wonderful thrillers like the Larsson), and all of them gave me something that was worth my time in terms of either enjoyment or beauty or deep-seated truth, or lexical dazlling. This does nothing of the kind, and is thus worth nothing. I don't have any patience with trash any more, and I literally threw it hard at the floor after about 200 hundred pages, mostly because i was frustrated with myself that I'll still bother with such obvious rubbish. No more. There are far too many wonderful novels to read (it's sad that her earlier novels qualify for that and her later ones don't; I've given this two stars because of the pedigree, not it's own merit). Just don't bother. Seriously.
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Initial post: 12 Dec 2009 13:56:26 GMT
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Amazon Customer says:
Yes, the later stuff does deteriorate badly,doesn't it. I have to confess that I didn't much enjoy the Stieg Larsson stuff, though.
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