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1.0 out of 5 stars Time to Retire, DCI Banks!, 11 Jan. 2014
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This review is from: Children of the Revolution: DCI Banks 21 (Kindle Edition)
I've read every one of the Banks novels to date, and enjoyed most of them. They did go through a bit of a slump a few years ago, but seemed to revive somewhat thereafter. But, oh dear, this one is absolutely awful. Things that, in moderation, helped previously to flesh out Banks' character, now settle into an unremitting stream of wordy introspection of regrets from the past, resignation in the present and little hope for the future, all liberally sprinkled with a never-ending catalogue of favourite music tracks and alcoholic beverages! There is absolutely no action, just one lengthy chapter after another of conversations, discussions and interviews. I know that Robinson can still write ('Before the Poison' is excellent), but DCI Banks appears to be on his last legs. If you haven't yet discovered the 'Roy Grace' novels of Peter James, now is the time!
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Initial post: 15 Mar 2014, 17:54:45 GMT
A. D. FENTON says:
I couldn't have put it better myself. I have had so much enjoyment from these books over the years but this was dreadful, I have only just discovered Peter James and the Roy Grace novels. Have you read "Scarecrow" by Matthew Pritchard?

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Apr 2014, 12:17:55 BST
Terry Smith says:
also check out Stephen Booth's Cooper and Fry series

Posted on 31 Jul 2014, 19:06:44 BST
C. Robinson says:
I agree entirely, in fact I found the book tiresome especially the nver ending pseudo political discussions. We have enjoyed Banks over many years but I shan't be in a hurry to another book without checking as many reviews as i can find.

Posted on 9 Feb 2015, 08:15:03 GMT
tezzab says:
I must admit that after "Bad Boy" I thought anything had to be an improvement.
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