I loved everything about this novel - the dark plot, the characters, the short snappy paragraph style of the writing - however i found it too short. What a waste of such good characters/storyline! Its often hard to get into a book, and this time i was totally invested and poof its over. Im feeling very frustrated as Ive finished it in two sittings. Having said that, unlike other novels recently- where ive been tempted to skim over paragraphs and sometimes even half pages - i can honestly say i enjoyed EVERY SINGLE snappy sentence of this.
I wanted to love this book. I appreciated the sparse prose, almost evocative of Hemingway or Steinbeck, and the almost 'Brechtian' approach to characterisation. But I also kept waiting for the story to kick in. Which it didn't - the suspense dissipated without a 'pay off'.