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A most irritating read,
This review is from: Burnt Bones (Mass Market Paperback)
This book made my spine run cold, not because of the suspense but because of Michael Slade's writing style. A plot that is so predictable as to make the reader groan, excessively indulgent and over-descriptive passages about everything and anything Scottish (as a 3rd generation Scot I should know) and cheap tricks with the occupants of the Wicker Man. Probably a good screenplay for a movie that, upon seeing for the second time, you would say to yourself "Yes, the plot is full of holes, the violence is gratuitous and I don't think I'll bother seeing it again". Why did I read the whole book? I nearly gave up after the first chapter but I wanted to compare it with The Silence of the Lambs. No comparison. A long list of literary references and endless narrative about the islands of British Columbia, stone circles and Scottish clans do not excuse a poorly written story Mr. Slade.