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Agree with so much of what you said! Ridiculous names, good atmosphere building, very weird mansion scene and a lot of Bond-type secret silliness.
Krazykiwi @ Kiwitopia 9 years ago
I think it's the pacing that did me in. It goes from a rather good high action opening gambit to .... wandering around for 20 odd chapters, then the opera thing, which was pretty cool, if bond-level silly, back to blah blah blah (and weird!) then this epic action. There's not really a building tension or anything, just these big pendulum swings. It's one of those books that I wish someone had knifed about 100 pages out of, and it would have been a whole lot better for it.