Thursday, June 09, 2005

REVIEW: A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton

Date Started: Tuesday, June 7, 2005
Date Finished: Thursday, June 9, 2005
My BookCrossing Rating: 6 out of 10 stars
The action started out a little slow, and I didn’t really start to get excited about the action until about 3/4 of the way through. Kinsey herself seems to be an interesting enough character though, such that I’m looking forward to the rest of the series. I didn’t really care for the way things ended in this story; Kinsey’s thoughts jumped around a lot towards the end with regards to pinning down in her mind who the murderer was, and even though it was written in first person, you often didn’t understand her train of thought. I also found the author’s paragraphs to run on a bit too long at some points, so that I’d totally lose focus sometimes due to too much detail, or overly descriptive prose.

That said, I remember reading from reviews up at Amazon that this first book in the series wasn’t one of the best, and I’m glad to hear that they only get better from here.

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