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A Death in Summer by Benjamin Black
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Nov 22, 11

bookshelves: 1, mystery, pull, audio-annoying
Read from November 21 to 22, 2011

Bland. As pulp..well, it is. Crap written for money, throwing in as many clichés as possible. Unfortunately, this one didn't have anything else going for it. There were a couple of laughs, admittedly.

Didn't know this was a series when I picked this up, I'm guessing that accounts for the huge waste of space devoted to Quirke's daughter and his assistant.

Didn't know about Banville before I picked this up. After googling him, I lowered my rating. Before, it was merely a mediocre bland work. After..I have the feeling someone's pulling my leg, but it was done in the way where the joke is on the reader and we don't get to laugh along.

On audio: Why do so many narrators read so slowly? He put a good effort in but the "Canadian" accent was hilariously bad.

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