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on 7 February 2009
I chose an Ian Rankin novel because I had enjoyed all the Peter Robinson 'Inspector Banks' series. I thought it would be similar albeit set in Scotland. I was however disappointed. I chose the Three Great Novels as I thought I would start with some of his early works. However, the book was heavy not only in weight but in content. One novel in one book would have been enough. Although he is the central character and his work in solving murders are similar, I found the plots difficult to follow. With Inspector Banks novels I couldn't put them down and could relate to the characters and scenes. Not so with Rebus. I am sure Ian Rankin is a great author - but not for me. I can't wait until Peter Robinson releases his latest work. Meanwhile I will look for another detective series in the hope that it compares favourably.