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Driven by James Sallis
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Aug 30, 2012

it was ok
bookshelves: 2012, noir
Read from August 27 to 30, 2012

2 stars in Goodreads say its ok read and this was an ok read at best to me. I have come to expect much better,more even writing,storytelling than this by a great writer like Sallis. I have read Drive and 4 Lew Griffin books,Devil Have Your Eyes and this is his weakest effort so far.

He is known for short less than 200 pages non-linear,existential crime,noir writing that have meaning,strong characters,atmosphere and i rate him highly for books like that. This one didnt have anything like that. Driver was interesting character in the book but the story was so uneven that it was like just counting the pages until the end. If it was another author i might have rate this 3 stars and said it was an enjoyable read but his normal level writing,story,characters makes this a disappointment. I expect much more from any new book by Sallis. It is only semi interesting to hardcore fans of Sallis. I hope this was only temporary slump and not the quality of all his new books.

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