Dark City Audio Cassette – Abridged, Aug 1998
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About the Author
NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLING author Max is a prolific American mystery writer who has been called "mystery's Renaissance man". He has written novels, screenplays, comic books, comic strips, trading cards, short stories, movies and historical fiction. He wrote the graphic novel Road to Perdition (which was developed into a film in 2002). He has also written two novel sequels to Road to Perdition - Road to Purgatory and Road to Paradise. He has also served as the creative consultant for a number of major productions, and has written books and comics based on the TV series franchise CSI. More recently, he has written a book, Buried Deep, based on the TV Series Bones. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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The ending paralyzed me in my chair.
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Appointed to the position by a reform minded mayor, Ness is charged with cleaning up Cleveland's hopelessly corrupt police department. The narrative unfolds in a straightforward manner with fact and fiction comingled to make for very interesting reading. As Ness methodically goes about the task of ferreting out the "bent" cops in his midst, a subplot concerning his personal life is skillfully added in.
The Dark City succeeds in telling an interesting tale. It's a work of fiction but owes much to actual events known to have occured in and around Depression era Cleveland. A solid 4 star effort, well researched and clearly told.
Not much I care to say about the novel other than it's exactly what Collins's fans expect from him: a fast-paced, easy-to-read, one-two punch of crime and mystery. I enjoyed getting bigger doses of Collins's version of Ness than we do (although admittedly frequently) in the Heller series.
The novel is great. The eBook, however, is terrible. Extremely-poorly assembled, with copious typos, random breaks (or lack thereof, such as two people's dialogue all being one continuous wall o'text, separated only by quotation marks, mid-way through the book) and very silly punctuation errors. Since this is an eBook of a nearly-30 year-old novel, I assume someone simply typed out the novel and never bothered to do any proof-reading.
If not for the annoying reading experience of the eBook, this would definitely be a five-star review. As it is, I gotta deduct at least one for poor presentation of a great piece of fiction.
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