Thursday, 12 June 2014

Black Horizon by James Grippando

Two words, and life changes forever.

This is foreshadowing, but in such general terms, it could be foreshadowing anything on earth. Here are a few:

Game over.
No way.
Go away.
No, thanks.
Hello, there.
Why not.
Check, please.
I'm leaving.
I quit.

The next line:

Nothing new for a criminal defense lawyer.

So that would mean the two words are "Not guilty"? Next line:

This time, however, Jack Swyteck wasn't waiting outside a jury room for a verdict of "not guilty." He was rehearsing his most important line.

I do.

You see what the author did there? A little misdirection. We were all thinking that this had to do with a court case, after all it is a crime novel. But instead those two words are about a wedding. So before we get on with what this novel is really about, let's take a break to discuss a possible marriage.

However, this wedding was having all kinds of problems and there's a couple paragraphs of back story to fill you in on why the wedding is having problems getting off the ground, which is mostly because of bad weather.

First thing said:

"Ready, dude?"

Horrible dialogue; really, it is, and there's more. Most characters can't manage more than three or four words at a time.

Verdict: Fail

Rudy Globird

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