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The Last Rakosh by F. Paul Wilson
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Aug 17, 10

Read from August 14 to 16, 2010

Heard about the Repairman Jack tales for several years and was eager to read this one as a sample. Enjoyed the character of Jack and the story in general and would be seeking out more of the same but for one annoying habit the author has.

Doesn't like pronouns for some reason. Writes a lot of sentences without them. Now and again, to lend immediacy or urgency, it's a good technique. Gets old, though. Developed a sensitivity to it.

Had to dock The Last Rakosh a star for it.

Otherwise, a rousing good read about a man who discovers an old foe, a sharkman (the Rakosh), in a cage at a traveling carnival. Obviously a lot has gone on in Repairman Jack's life prior to this episode, but Wilson fills in the blanks just enough to keep us in the loop without bogging us down with a lot of backstory.
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