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The Bone Orchard (2000)

by D. Daniel Judson(Favorite Author)
3.75 of 5 Votes: 2
The Gin Palace Trilogy
review 1: This one was one of those amazon.com, "If you liked x, then you'll love this one!" types of recommendations. I don't even remember what I was buying at the time—but surely, it must have been better than this one. This was not a horrible book, but I really didn't like it. When I purchased it, this was the first published book by the author, but it reads as if it is a later book in a series in such a way that I felt as if I was missing vital information/backstory. I also wasn't particularly into the main characters—they felt thinly drawn, lacking in depth, and completely self-absorbed. The story didn't ever capture my attention either. It really felt like a bunch of aimless running about until the last 20 pages when suddenly everything is wrapped up in a pretty bow.... more Meh.
review 2: This was one of those books I got from the library sale that I expected to be terrible. It was actually one of the best-written books I've ever read. Judson can really turn a phrase. He is so good at describing the cold I actually felt cold while reading it. The way he describes the main characters thoughts and actions is so elegant. Even tho the book is very violent and parts are predictable, the writing elevates the book beyond a slasher novel. I'm going to be actively seeking other books by this author. less
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I think I might have liked this one better than the first book.
Just kind of went on and on about the slimy side of life.
Lots of twists and turns. Kept me guessing till the end.
Better than first...Mac becomes more likeable
My least fave of the trilogy.
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