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Posted August 2, 2000
Looking forward to Hangman.....3 1/2 stars actually.
I did enjoy this book, with Slade's usual blend of grisly horror and unique historical events. He mixes the history excerpts with the present events very well in all of his writings. However, I did miss a sense of the personal grit that I feel from a Slade novel. With the tragic loss of DeClerq's wives and daughter (the second of which was a tragic shock), to Zinc Chandler's escapades (who is only mentioned once in this novel), I always felt that Slade had a deep feeling of closeness to these characters. In this novel, we only get a few glimpses of the character's emotions and inner demons. These glimpses feel somewhat external and shallow this time around however. I would like to feel more passion in Slade's next novel than just the fine historical mix of horror and mystery. It feels that Slade may be starting to depend on his historical knowledge and ignoring DeClerq and his cohorts a little too much.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.