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Das Clean Team (2009)

by Charlie Huston(Favorite Author)
3.85 of 5 Votes: 2
345340730X (ISBN13: 9783453407305)
review 1: Huston writes like a modern Raymond Chandler with plots within plots, and he too uses the grittiest side of Los Angeles as his back drop. The "mystical" title of this novel does not fit the content at all and almost made me pass on the book altogether. While the male main character is practically contemptible, Huston weaves such a bizarre, funny, sympathetic story that you can't help but like him. Not for the weak-stomached! :)
review 2: I had read Charlie Huston's Hank Thompson trilogy, an entertaining and fast-paced story about a man and a wrong place / wrong time plot. They are quite good. So I decided to look into another one of his books, The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death, a stand alone novel about a crime-scene cleanup guy and a job that goes
... morewrong. I liked it at first, but unfortunately it just didn't hold my attention. It's basically just a lot of vulgar conversations between different assholes calling each other names. Sure, it has glimpses of some great stuff, but ultimately I feel it would make a better Tarantino-esque film than a quickly-read novel. Not much tension in the written word. But: I will still check out another Huston novel somewhere down the road. less
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