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Drama City by George Pelecanos
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Aug 29, 2012

it was ok
bookshelves: listened
Read in August, 2012 , read count: 1

Abridged book on CD - got 2 discs in. I love his detail most of the time, but sometimes it seems forced into the narrative. When he started having characters recite stats on recidivism I ejected the CD and threw in a Wilco CD for the rest of the drive.

So many mystery writers seem to start their careers short and excellent - and then as they become more popular seem to feel like they need to puff it out to a 350-400 page novel (or maybe it's the publisher pressuring then to do this). I've loved his earlier stuff, but now I'm a bit afraid to pick up a later novel after this experience.

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