Wednesday, December 29, 2010

...About: keeping The Dead by Tess Gerritsen

This book was recommended by a friend. I've never read any books by this author, so I thought I'd give it a try.

Now, the storyline is good. You can tell that a lot of research was done to come up with this book. The story telling however, leaves something to be desired. Ask any bookworm and they'll tell you a good book is one where you feel like you're in the story, the images are right in front of you, characters and scenes are clearly describe til you can see it in your head. This book does not have that effect.

The story is about a serial psycho killer who kills and then preserves the bodies, mummification is one way. The preservation process is described, gruesome. But you don't feel a connection to the story and the characters. There were a few moments that I went "Ok, who is this person again?" because I couldn't remember which character is which. That has never happen before.

I picked up another book by this author, and sad to say, it had the same effect. The story is good, but the story telling not so. Won't be buying anything by this author again anytime soon.

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