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2.0 out of 5 stars Oh no, not again!!, 28 July 2014
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This review is from: Children of the Revolution: The 21st DCI Banks Mystery (Paperback)
I regret to say that when I reached the end of this book I threw it across the room in a rage! Just what is it with Peter Robinson and his insistence on providing Banks not only with girlfriends who are young enough to be his daughter (which is creepy enough, as another reviewer has pointed out), but, adding insult to injury, are so beautiful, talented, intelligent etc. etc. etc. that they are nothing more than clichés? Having got rid of the appalling Sophia a couple of books ago, we now find her reincarnated virtually unchanged, except that her accent has morphed from Greek to Italian. Enough already! Find Banks someone to love who doesn't make him look like a dirty old man, or - preferably- give the personal stuff a miss and concentrate on the plot.

From the moment she appeared in the book I had a dreadful presentiment that Banks would end up with this awful female, and that distracted me from the plot, which is a pity because otherwise it is rather good. I enjoyed the background of 1970s Britain (being a similar age to some of the protagonists, I remember it well!) and I liked the way the two strands, Eastvale and Essex, provided a contrast and left me not knowing which would be relevant to the murder. Also, I didn't guess the motive or the murderer until the
end, which I liked. Some crime novels are so predictable that you could write the ending yourself! A couple of disappointments: we seem to have returned to endless lists of obscure music that Banks has listened to (presumably to illustrate how superior his intellect is compared to the morons he has to associate with), and I didn't enjoy finding the c-word all over the place. However, it was a good read which caught my attention from the start, and if it hadn't been for the enraging but inevitable development in Banks's private life I would have given It four stars.
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