A Walk Among the Tombstones – is a slow walk to hell

Posted: March 11, 2015 in Fiction

Glenn Hates Books

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3 of 5 Miserable-Dick-Wad Stars – A Walk Among the Tombstones by Lawrence Block.

I read that this book was being made into a movie, with Liam Kick-Ass Neeson starring. Oh goodie! This book has got to kick some ass. Plus, wait, oh my god, there’s a whole series of these novels with this guy. This is going to be so awesome!

Then, I read the book. I wouldn’t call it awesome. I’d call it typical. All these type of novels are the same. Private-eye does some shady dealings with drug dealers, and everything goes wrong. Its the same shit as Jack Reacher and a million other novels. Nothing new. Move along.

That being said, it’s still a good book. Plenty of action. People get killed and chopped into little bits. But, even that’s not original. Okay, packaging each little bit, like they’re chunks of salami was a bit unusual. It’s…

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