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too much padding for me
on 20 November 2013
I have reviewed the first half of this book ("Book I") and I am sorry but I feel the same about this one. I can see I am in the minority, but maybe that is because the people who didn't like book one didn't bother to read book two, but as I had already bought it, I carried on to read it.
I found it tedious and boring to read Peter's endless repetitive nightmares, his erections and sexual fantasies, his foul swearing and his fears that he was turning into the dead monster whose kidneys he'd received. I skim-read parts of it.
There was also the repetition of the DNA, the drugs and the search for the soul that we had in book one - just too much padding.
Peter was unbelievable going to dig up bodies and thus spoiling crime scenes - even if the killer was dead.
The character of the vigilante OAP was more interesting.
This book was just not for me.
I had d/loaded Crown of Thorns before I read these books, and before I realized that that too is a two-part book. Not sure if I will bother reading it now. I know it is a marketing ploy, but I really think a book should "stand alone" - even if the ongoing life of the characters is continued in future books. I will be careful in future not to get any books which say "part 1".