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The Butcher's Boy by Michael Robb
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Jun 12, 2011

it was ok
Read from April 01 to June 12, 2011

This was another Kindle read for me. I started it back in April, but didn't have a whole lot of spare time to pick it up again until this past week.

While it did a fairly good job of holding my interest, I am not a big fan of this book.

First of all, it's disgusting in ways that it does not need to be disgusting. I feel like the author may have been aiming for some sort of shock reaction out of the reader by being so graphic/disturbing. Without being specific, I just really think that a lot of the adult "themes" that the author included were just not necessary and that maybe the book would have been better without them.

Secondly, many parts of the plot are so unbelievable that it's almost laughably ridiculous. I like thrillers, but I need to be able to believe that such events could take place for me to truly be entranced. The ghosts and what happens with the ending only added to the absurdity of it for me.

So, it's a decent read as long as you don't mind absurd, gross, and lewd details.


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