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Timo Spingat

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An average detective story

Au global
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Histoire
3 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2020-02-28

No clue why this is at the top of the best seller list, it's a perfectly mediocre crime story. My biggest gripe with this title is the narrator though. She sounds extremely stiff and forced. Maybe it's just me, but I pick up a lot of misplaced emotion in the narration that doesn't fit the story at all. A very sort of tight and stiff reading that at times sounds condescending, disinterested, angry when there's no need to be angry. Absolutely not my cup of tea. Didn't enjoy it.

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Weak characters

Au global
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Histoire
1 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2020-01-26

Are you tired of listening to characters getting beat up, abused and mangled for hours on end? Then this book is not for you. Despite having seemingly special powers and abilities that are hinted at during the story, our main character is one helluva punching bag with zero spunk at all in him. It's as if though he's a passive observer to his own misfortune, without any agency to do anything about it. And although he meets many interesting characters along his journey, many of whom possess extraordinary skills and physical strength, he utilizes none of them to his advantage. This boy is a glutton for getting punishment. And he's utterly helpless to do anything at all to change his fate or improve his situation . I can't say I enjoy this, because it goes on for the vast majority of this story, and it gets rather tiresome. There's nothing smart or cunning, no wit or schemes, just literally rolling with the punches. Whatever there is to the overarching plot or story gets lost in the abuse that goes on for hours and hours. You wouldn't know what jack was trying to do if you picked up the story after an hour or so. I'm rather disappointed, considering King gave us such epic and grand tales like The Gunslinger.