Comments: 10
BrokenTune 2 years ago
None at all!! Which is good, because I already have 3 of her others on my shelf now...and The Spoilt Kill will be re-released this year. So, erm, it's a good thing I like her style in this one as much as in The Christmas Egg even tho it is a very different book.
BrokenTune 2 years ago
Oh, and Tigus, how am I supposed to combine scenes of Terminator 2 with scenes starring Dirk Bogarde? It's so going to mess with my head.
BrokenTune 2 years ago
Good grief. LoL.
BrokenTune 2 years ago
Tigus, what did you make of the book by the end?
BrokenTune 2 years ago
Is it weird that the clipped style worked for me here but that it generally does not work for me in noir-style thrillers? And that I find said noir-style thrillers much more pretentious than what Kelly put forward here even if Kelly did include reference to Hamlet, Beethoven, and other works mostly only known to lovers of classics nowadays?

You are right about her style, it is clipped, and it certainly does not present you with all the meanings and clues on a plate. It is under-written, and yet, I loved this because I felt that Kelly trusted me as a reader to invest some effort into the book, engage, and only then get it.
Like, you, tho, I loved that it was so far removed from any formula. Very unpredictable. Very fresh. Very unique.
I guess it just added to my enjoyment that, for me, she kinda wrote the hip writers of the decade under the table. :)
BrokenTune 2 years ago
LoL. Thanks. You're not helping with the "year of TBR-busting".