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Posted February 13, 2010
As a follower of @dbgrady on Twitter, I bought Red Planet Noir expecting quit wit and wry humor. I was not disappointed. DB's prose, in the hardboiled fiction style, is spare and clean. His descriptions of the characters and action kept me laughing and eager for his next bon mot. If I underlined every sentence in this book that packs a punch, I'd go through a lot of pens! I loved Mike Sheppard--the tough-on-the-outside, marshmallow-on-the-inside main character--and hope to have many more adventures with him on whichever planet needs a wise-cracking, chain-smoking, booze-drinking PI.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 5, 2010
Red Planet Noir was written in the classic but currently seldom utilized Noir Fiction. This enabled the author to express subtle messages in a fascinating manner.
This work is unique not only because of the chosen setting (Mars in the not too distant future) but also in the superlative language. Characters were generally quickly and exquisitely developed with the exception of the protagonist whom we got to understand in far greater detail. Though expectations were arranged for several players in the book to develop in certain ways, the reader was often quickly surprised at the 90 degree turns as each chapter evolved. This is an incredibly written book and, though this is the author's initial attempt at fiction, to my knowledge, I predict many more books in the future which will achieve extremely high acclaim.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 16, 2009
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