21 апреля 2009 | Автор: Admin | Рубрика: English литература » Художественная литература на английском языке | Комментариев: 0
Stan Rogal, "The Long Drive Home"
Publisher: Insomniac Press | 2000-09-01 | ISBN 1895837561 | PDF | 208 pages | 6.4 MB
When I read a book, I like to know more about the plot at the end than I did when first reading the jacket cover. I knew a whole bunch of people were going to meet at a hotel to "discover just how small the world really is." With a sappy cliche like that on the cover, I should have been forewarned. I believed in the book's potential. The weaving of story lines to get everyone to the hotel was skilled and interesting, even if every major adult character but one had an affair. However, once everyone arrived at the hotel and met, the book ended. Six people in a parking lot with four guns, and no resolution. Three ringing phones, and not one answered. This book couldn't take a sequel, but it sure deserved another chapter. All the skilled story weaving in the world can't make up for a poor premature ending.