Sunday, December 9, 2012
Review: Year of the Cat by Carroll Bryant
Title: Year of the Cat
Author: Carroll Bryant
Format: e-book (Kindle edition)
Read: Dec 9 - DNF
Summary: Lancaster Parks, an American Detective is sent to a tourist city in Mexico. What exactly he's investigating is a string of deaths of male tourists over the past years. The case he's on currently has 16 unsolved murders, all the victims American males and murdered between Spring Break and Memorial Day Weekend (the city's two biggest tourist times). Oh, and there is this mysterious woman too.
Review: I am so usually not one to give into hype, drama or let other people's reviews color my opinion of a book. So, up on receiving this book as a gift (which I usually do not turn down, but in this case I probably should have).
I could not even finish it, I have no desire to finish it. Nor do I think any amount of money could make me finish this book. This author reminds me of Vizzini in <i>The Princess Bride</i> with his use of words improperly.
The on that made me giggle, seriously, was apparently the main character was going to spend "the next ions" of his life in the city he was transferred to in Mexico. Dear Author, you are aware that the word that you should have used in that sentence was EONS.
Ions do not measure time. Ions are an electrically charged atom, and is a term used in physics or chemistry.
Eons measure time. They measure an indefinite amount of time.
So, your character would not be spending electrically charged atoms in a place, instead he would be spending eons (an indefinite amount of time) in the city in Mexico.
Then, there is this mystery woman. I don't get entirely where she comes from (maybe I would if I finished the book) but to have her simply show up in this one mini flash back toward the beginning of the book is kind of disjointed and really doesn't make things flow nice and neatly in my opinion.
Anyway, that is my two cents and I bid you all a good day and happy reading. Please do not bring your hate, drama and various other trivial things to my page. I've now read the drama and the whirlwind of a shit storm that this book and the author has produced. I do not want any part of it, and you will not hesitate to find yourself blocked, banned, or reported for bringing the drama here.