Ambitious in scope, tackling seedy subjects with lots of cultural references thrown in
It took me a long time to read this book, not through any fault of the author or storyline but it is a long one. Although not difficult, with a simple style of writing, quite good as a holiday read. The story is fairly complex with various strands coming into play and Walter Lucius is certainly ambitious in his scope and tackling seedy subjects with lots of cultural references thrown in. I am looking forward to reading the next in the series as I want to find out just how it all resolves and if those in powerful positions ever have to play by the rules which govern the rest of us; as in the real world, I'm thinking not.
So as a story and idea, this is a solid four-stars but it is over-written and too grammatically correct in places and this makes it seem a little pedestrian at times, as if being told by a child. Hats off to anyone who can write in their second language but it can affect the easy flow and colloquialisms our sub-conscious so enjoys when absorbed in a book.