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Makes You Stronger

by Guy Adams

Series: Deadbeat (1)

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A bright, witty, 1st person narrative by this author keeps the pace up and the interest aroused through the entire length of this seemingly uniquely conventional work of fiction.
Introducing us to an array of characters (this is the first of a series all bearing the label “Deadbeat”) we follow a local semi-employed former actor and his more senior counterpart who owns a local jazz-club. they get in and out of trouble several times while playing amatuer detectives on the trail of a funeral parlour in town that seems to provide more than the usual after-sales service.
They not only bury you, they'll happily dig you back-up again in the middle of the following night.
Now why would anyone want that?
By the end of the story you've not only had that answered, you've had a great time in the process, due in no small part to the style of Mr. Adams: funny, quick story-telling that knowns how to bounce from pathos to mirth and keep things rolling all the while.
Filled with ‘goodies’ and ‘baddies’, you never have your world view challenged by _Deadbeats_, but who says you have to read Marcel Proust everyday? Sometimes you just want a good piece of intelligent, rip-snorting, action-packed, entertaining fluff. This fits the bill perfectly to shove into the bag for the cottage, the business flight, the week-end. or any other time you want to get away from it all between the covers.
The one problem with this book is its shortness. The next volume cannot come soon enough from the author's fevered mind. ( )
  iamiam | Mar 24, 2007 |
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