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Dig by C.R. Corwin
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May 19, 2008

it was ok

I was drawn to this book because it was about a former member of a Beat Generation group that was trying to link two murders that occured fifty years apart.

First of all, although the author knew a lot of Beat Generation history, it was presented with an irreverence, in my opinion, as a passing fad, like the hula hoop, rounding off the edges of an important literary movement, missing the spirit of the whole post World War II scene.

Then, I could not relate to the female senior citizen would-be-detective. And the scenes with the dog she was pet sitting were obnoxiously saccharine to me.

Even with these two strikes against the book, I had to finish it to see how the mystery would turn out.
The result was alright and the guilty party was not whom I expected.

This was not the book I thought it would be. Maybe I should stick with Raymond Chandler or Mickey Spillane.
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