Monday, November 15, 2010
I'm a little torn. Part of me wants to rave about this book and part of me wants to not.
Pros: Intrigue; lots of fun settings - Europe, London, upstate New York, Las Vegas; witty characters; high class art heists.
Cons: Plot points and dialogue practically the same as Ocean's 11, Ocean's 12, and Ocean's 13 movies; cast of characters is too young for the plot to really work. My willing suspension of disbelief never quite kicked in.
Several times I found myself having to read entire sections again because I really didn't understand what was going on. So either I'm not so bright or that is the point of all the mystery and misdirection that thieves employ.
Note: This book was read for possible inclusion on the 2011/2012 YARP list.
Posted by nolajazz at 3:21 PM