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Double Deuce by Robert B. Parker
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Apr 21, 10

Read in April, 2010

Wow, I'm floored that so many people liked this book. It was exactly "okay" for me. I could have watched an episode of NYPD Blue and had exactly the same affect, but with better regional dialogue. The idea that Robert Parker knew gang/street lingo is ridiculous and/or that he knew how to speak like a black person from the ghetto because he improperly conjugated his verbs was preposterous. Not quite as preposterous as the idea that two middle-aged cops would bring down an entire street gang, but preposterous, nonetheless.

Once I got past all of that, the story was fine. Entertaining. Okay. It was worth a beach read, a Sunday afternoon fix, a bench in the park, a doctor's office read...which is exactly what it was for me, so it was exactly - okay.

I found myself turning back to the cover and saying, "Really, this was a New York Times Best Seller?"

Still, I had a few chuckles, and I did relate on a few occasions.

I feel bad giving it a less-than-great review, since Robert Parker died in January, but it is what it is.
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