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Concrete Underground by Moxie Mezcal
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it was ok
bookshelves: fiction, crime-noir-pulp, reviewed


A few interesting ideas drowned by a perpetual plot mechanism: hip dick reporter stumbles on clues, gets beat up (a lot), gets high (drugs, alcohol and the occasional slipped mickey), drools over the purple-haired vixen called ... Violet, wakes up in odd company (laid or not, he can't always remember) etc., etc. throughout four fifths of the book. Thankfully, the last few chapters bring things to another level and provide a different angle to look through. At last.

Could have been better, could have been worse.

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Reading Progress

April 26, 2013 – Started Reading
April 26, 2013 – Shelved
April 29, 2013 – Shelved as: fiction
April 29, 2013 – Finished Reading
April 17, 2016 – Shelved as: crime-noir-pulp
June 15, 2019 – Shelved as: reviewed

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message 1: by Snotchocheez (new)

Snotchocheez Gee, I wonder if "Moxie Mezcal" is a pen name.


Andrea Yup. And the main character is named D (as in Dedalus) Quetzal. Fake names, but kind of cool ones though.


message 3: by Snotchocheez (new)

Snotchocheez D (as in Stephen Dedalus?) Mebbe Joyce Mezcal would've been a better pen name. Something about overly-contrived character names makes me...um...dubious as to its entertainment value...mebbe I'm just too jaded.


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