Sunday, March 20, 2011
What I Read #26
A Dead Man's Tale by James D.Doss: I truly don't know what to say about this book. Doss write these Charlie Moon mysteries. This is the first one I have picked up and it is his latest.
I didn't care for the Moon character, nor did I like Doss's writing style. His attempts at humor left me scratching my head and wondering where the humor actually was.
There were murders in Granite City. Charlie Moon, a part time lawman and Granite City"s police chief Scott Parris try to figure them out. Thrown in the mix is Charlie's ditzy Aunt Daisy, a Ute shaman (or to be more P.C. shaperson) who is as crazy as a pet coon. Toss in talk of time travel and alternate universes, and there's just too much of everything. Some make sense, some doesn't.
I brought two Doss novels home. The other one will be returned to the library unread, and Doss will be marked on my list with a big red "X" for "do not read." Please don't waste precious time on this author like I did. Those are moments of my life I will never get back!!!
Keep on Reading,