Acid Row Mass Market Paperback – 2002
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Top Customer Reviews
Minette Walters continues in the vein of her last book, bringing forth a novel once again full of deep social perception. This time, she writes about the events which recently swept Great Britain, with all the furore of exposing paedophiles, and the doubled-edged sword that doing so would unsheathe.
The first thirty pages or so are just typical Walters. Accurate psychology, deep prose, great characters, realism in the writing, etc. However, once the riots begin, the book gets swept away with the pace. It moves too quickly. Character development, which was building so brilliantly at first, is sacrificed, and several of the characters introduced later on in the story come across as cardboard and cliched. The excitement of the events just takes the book too quickly. It does make it a great pageturner, yes. And i am sure that fact will win it praise, but at the expense of plot and character development, I'm not certain it's worth it.Read more ›
While this was not exactly what I was expecting, once I got into it, I couldn't put it down. Walters is a master of character and suspense, which is a powerful combination that keeps the pages turning as if they had a mind of their own. There are multiple story lines, each as spellbinding as the last.
I do love Minette Walters other books, specifically Ice House, The Sculptress and Shape of Snakes. While this is not my favorite of the Walters book, I give it four out of five stars. If you haven't read any other of Walters' books, you may want to start with one of the other three, I just mentioned.
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This was my first book by Minette Walters, and one of the most annoying books Ive ever read. Maybe the basic plot is decent, but beyond that it amazes me that Walters has ever been... Read morePublished on May 25 2004
In typical middle-class fashion, Minette Walters depicts the lower classes as vulgar dolts.Published on March 15 2004
Although the plot of this book was adequate for a mystery, the filthy language scattered aimlessly throughout the dialog was disgusting and distracting. Read morePublished on Aug. 27 2003
I thought this was the best Minette Walters book out of the three I have read. It was really suspenseful and kept you guessing as to what could happen next. Read morePublished on July 24 2003