CSI Miami: Riptide Mass Market Paperback – 7 Aug 2006
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About the Author
Donn Cortez is the pseudonym of Don DeBrandt, a writer whose science fiction has been compared to Larry Niven and John Varley among others. His previous books for Pocket include ANGEL: SHAKEDOWN (0743406966) in 2000.
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The only thing which I thought was great in the book was the humour. This is why I gave the book 2 stars.
Not the best book in my opinion, but others may disagree.
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pools,paintball,sharkguns,movie fanatics,a "sea monster",fetish clubs,
a peeping Tom and the Miami Crime Lab has to deal with them all and then
some. I finished this book in 2 days, it would have been faster, but I
was also reading another. Enjoy the Miami heat and be surprised at the
sounds wierd, and it is. but serial murderers aren't exactly normal. the mystery works. but writing it down ruins it.
as far as i can tell, all the flaws in the writing are because the book was trying to mimic a tv show. the author tries to make the dialogue into witty banter, but fails miserably, so everything anyone says just sounds very lame.
and the book is full of nauseatingly boring lectures. they find latex under a victim's fingernail, so we get treated to a huge speech about rubber and the proteins latex is made of. then we hear about latex again when a witness is allergic to it. i'm sick of latex. but that wasn't all they talked about. i had to skip way too many boring, useless lectures. now, i'm a big fan of csi. and i like learnning. but the information you get by watching csi isn't in fifteen minute long lectures about random topics like latex. it's about stuff that actually pertains to the case, and takes up about a couple sentences, not two pages.
but if you like reading bad novels and don't care whether the writing's good, then you'll like the mystery. it's not amazing, but it's good enough to keep you turning the pages. it was good enough to keep me reading, even through the terrible writing.
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