Kind of funny–I knew it would have to happen, eventually, and it did: someone posted a luke-warm review on Amazon. Only 3 stars and the reader seemed to be put out by the complexity of the second half of the book and the main character’s reaction to what happens to her. Interesting. It wasn’t my favorite aspect of the character, or the book, either, I admit, but I don’t really like books where everything goes the protagonist’s way, where they have no real stake in the outcome, or where they bounce back from having the crap beaten out of them without a scratch. So, I didn’t do that. The reader and I differ on what makes or breaks a book for us. That’s OK. I know this book is not going to be everyone’s cup of tea: if we all liked the same thing, there’d be a lot fewer books in the shop. À chaque leur propre choix.
Meanwhile, anybody want to talk noir? (Talk noir-y to me, baby!)