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Catch Me If You Can by L.B. Gregg
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Apr 03, 2012

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bookshelves: ebooks-i-own, contemporary, male-male-romance, read-2012, romance

Now that I've finished Catch Me If You Can, I'm not entirely sure what I think about it. It definitely held my attention, mostly because I was trying to figure out what the heck was going on. The pace of the plot is frenetic and there are a bewildering number of characters for a 130-page novel. I often felt like I had missed something important, but I think that's just the way it's written.

Fortunately, Caesar Romano is a very entertaining viewpoint character. In spite of his twitchy, feisty, somewhat bumbling personality, he stands like the eye of calm in the center of a whirlwind of crazy. He is definitely the only remotely sane character in this book. By contrast, Dan Albright comes across as a madman under that veneer of casual unflappability. This makes him an amusing foil for Caesar, but I wish I could have learned a bit more about him. I also wish he had been a better detective. If he were an investigative genius, it would have given him an excuse for being mildly insane.

For the most part, I really enjoyed Catch Me If You Can. I was amused enough by Caesar and Dan that I'd be interested in reading more about them.
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Reading Progress

April 3, 2012 – Shelved
April 4, 2012 – Started Reading
April 4, 2012 – Shelved as: ebooks-i-own
April 5, 2012 –
47.0% "This book is disturbingly lacking in sex so far."
April 5, 2012 –
50.0% "Oh, there's the sex."
April 6, 2012 –
82.0% "I picture Dan having crazy eyes. You know, that unnaturally-calm-but-still-not-quite-sane expression? Like Tom Cruise's character in Knight and Day."
April 6, 2012 – Shelved as: contemporary
April 6, 2012 – Shelved as: male-male-romance
April 6, 2012 – Shelved as: read-2012
April 6, 2012 – Shelved as: romance
April 6, 2012 – Finished Reading

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Norma :)

Norma Sorry you didn't love it, but I'm glad you enjoyed it. Your comment about not fleshing out Dan's character was my one complaint about the story too. I felt like we were missing out by not getting to know him. Funny though, that I didn't find him to be nearly as insane as you did. Now I'm going to have to think back or maybe do a reread to see if I'll see what you see. Great review.

Hannah Thanks! I really did enjoy it. I just had to accept the zaniness, the same way I would for a Jeeves and Wooster novel. It sorta had that feel, at times.

Norma It does get down right silly, but for me it stayed on the side of the line. I think my love for the book, and its sequel, was likely colored by my love for Ce from sentence one. :)

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