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  • Posted December 27, 2009

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    Good Story

    I love the way Christopher Rice writes and develops his characters however, I felt this book was slow and a little drawn out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2007

    Good, but definitely not his best

    Good, definitely not his best. That title is still held by 'A Density of Souls.' I still enjoyed this book. I thought it was good, different/original plot, with cool twists, but it still doesnt hold a candle to his first novel.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2007

    not his best

    i was a little disappointed in this one. his book Density of Souls was so great and personally my favorite.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2005

    Nightmare before Slumber

    While I was thrilled to see that Chris had published yet another gay mystery, I was shocked when I finally but it down. Definitely not one of his best. While the idea and beginning were intralling, the lack of character complexity, ever twisting plot tricks, and rushed prose, forces the reader to assume that, like most of the characters, s/he is in a drug induced nightmare. While the book as a whole is likened to its characters by being shallow and without a soul, the sad fact remains that the portrayals aren't far from the truth of West Hollywood 'queens'. For this realism of life, I did enjoy parts of the books, but would definitely not place it at the top or middle of the ability of the author. It feels at times as if Chris is purposefully trying to rush the reader along, by laying all possible scenarios out, rather than letting the reader puzzle out the truth. I do have to give just credit, however, the underlying ideas, the base movtivations, and the ultimate progression are wonderful, as usual for Mr. Rice however, it seems that yet again, another author races to the publisher with an incomplete and underdeveloped manuscript. Maybe if the author had sat on this idea for another year, the development would have fully bloomed. A Definite read, but only for true fans of the author or the genre.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2005

    Still A Fan

    Not as great as the two previous books, but I still enjoyed this novel and its mystery, and I look forward to the next one.

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