Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The Good German by Joseph Kanon

I wrote a couple paragraphs, summarizing this book, but scrapped them when I realized that they made The German Sound sound interesting. This is the first book that I have read this year that I truly disliked. It was such a waste of my time. Kanon relied much too heavily on sub-par dialogue to progress the plot. His characters were either stiff or incredibly clichéd...some managed to be both.

When I was about halfway through I realized that I didn't care at all what happened in the rest of the book. I just wanted it to be over. When I finally did get to the ending, it was extremely predictable and boring. There is no reason that you should ever read this book. And I heard the movie based on the book was also awful.


Elizabeth said...

Ha. Very nice.

Chris said...

Well, I'll avoid this one.

Your name is the same as that character on Fresh Prince of Bel Air. That is awesome.

Enjoying your reviews. Keep up the good work, and thanks for checking out the Louis L'Amour project. Once I get to 50, which will take forever at my current pace, maybe I can do the 50 books club.