But it is such a perfect place to start, ho hum.
Macho posturing: check.
Zero characterization: check.
Idiotic plot: check.
Repetitive action: check.
Uninspired dialogue: check.
It also doesn't resemble any noir I've ever seen, in either look or content. And what kind of a noir (anti-)hero looks like The Incredible Hulk with bandages?
Sin City might make a nice coffee-table book someday. Meanwhile thumb through it, then move on. Nothing to see here.
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I would have to disagree with most of the other reviewers, who seem to be divided about equally into the "it's shocking, so it must be good" and the "it's shocking, so it must be bad" camps. Instead I would suggest a third "it's kinda but not really shocking, and even if it sometimes is, so what?" camp.
Even on the level of pure prose, an aspect of the book most readers seem to agree is terrific, isn't really. Instead Homes presents an overblown and overwritten first-person narrative (by the killer) written in a silly and juvenile style I wouldn't have thought possible for any serious writer over the age of 20. Homes fails on every level in making the killer… Read more