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Okay bloke's beach book let down by poor ending
on 21 August 2016
This frustrated me more than it should.
It's fairly pedestrian and unoriginal in it's plot and characters, but the writing and editing is competent enough. This is the sort of book my dad takes on vacation, a pool-side / beach book for blokes, and as such it's a fair example of the genre.
But what really irritated me is the ending - it's as if the author suddenly realised he had reached his contracted word-count (before he got to the end), so wrapped it up as quickly as he could. You're all gearing up for this big final battle, and suddenly it's : "oh, the bad guys screwed up and ran, so I chased 'em and got 'em. The end." Huh??
It left me with a bad taste in my mouth, I'm afraid.