Thursday, 12 June 2014
Black Horizon by James Grippando
This is foreshadowing, but in such general terms, it could be foreshadowing anything on earth. Here are a few:
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.
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:
Horrible dialogue; really, it is, and there's more. Most characters can't manage more than three or four words at a time.