Thursday, July 20, 2017
I read The Golem of Hollywood by this father-son duo, and I loved it. Not surprising, my favorite fiction couple is Alex Delaware and Milo Sturgis (psychiatrist and police detective duo from the mind of Jonathan Kellerman).
But I felt like I struggled through more of this story than I would like. The characters felt one sided and the crime solving was making such big leaps that even the other characters were telling Clay Edison that he needed more.
It had a fairly consistent flow, it just felt so...flat. It was a lot of Clay did this, and did this and then he did that. and neither the characters nor the plot had much development beyond the presentation.
I would give them another chance, but I'm not sure if I will read another Clay Edison. I didn't have a hard time reading this story, and I enjoyed picking it up and working through it. I just expected more, and I really hope that if they do write a 2nd one, that they'll kick it up a few notches.