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This review is from: Agatha Raisin: Something Borrowed, Someone Dead (Kindle Edition)
Having put up with some fairly lack luster plots and characters in recent Agatha Raisin novels, I had convinced myself that this new release would see the formidable caustic amateur sleuth back to her best in another 'whodunnit' that provides wit and charm, in what is M.C.Beatons, brilliant style. This was not the case, and what I found was a book that it s hard to believe is written only by the author herself. There are flashes of the original Agatha, but then a few pages later the reader finds themselves reading about an Agatha who is a pale comparison of her former fiesty self. I accept that a character as well established as Agatha, may be difficult to sustain, but this book reads more as an allegory to a supporting cast of characters than to the exploits of the heroin herself. For a seasoned reader it will be another instalment in the series, not the best and it certainly will leave you wondering whether Agatha needs a shot of adrenalin and a better editor, for new readers this will leave you wondering what the fuss was all about. Read it without expectation and it will be worth it, but only out of a sense of nostalgia for the old Aggie.
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Initial post: 14 Nov 2013 14:12:24 GMT
J. Gray says:
I agree. I am only part way through but am a bit bored and wondered why both the plot and writing were so sketchy. It was almost like the story was written in short hand from rough notes. Not a patch on some of the earlier Agatha stories which were more crafted and interesting.
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