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Fresh off my disappointment of Suzanne Collins’ Mockingjay, I needed to change it up in what I was reading. I borrowed a book from my boyfriend’s mom – Ian Rankin’s first Inspector Rebus book, Knots & Crosses.

Ugh. I feeling like I’m going through a bad spell and I can’t seem to find a good book, because this book was just so blah. I love murder mysteries and I love the setting of the story (in Scotland), so I was looking forward to reading this one.

Too bad the main character, Detective Sergeant John Rebus, didn’t actually do any investigating. All he did was wander the streets of Edinburgh, being plagued by the memories he couldn’t remember, which surprise surprise was the key to solving the murders in this story.

The book was also written in omnipresent third-person, which meant we looked into the mind of every character, even the insignificant ones. This got really annoying and boring after awhile, especially the reporter character, Jim Stevens. I just couldn’t stand him at all because he is so unintelligent.

I can forgive Rankin a bit because this was his debut novel (published way back in 1987). Though I doubt I’m going to read any more of this series (and there are certainly quite a few).

Anyway, I just finished reading Divergent by Veronica Roth (in the same vein as Hunger Games), which was so good! And now I’m on Mindy Kaling’s book Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? And Other Concerns.  Look for reviews in the next week or so for them!

Rating:
{  } Pretty bad
{x} Tolerable
{  } All right
{  } Exciting
{  } Enthralling

Book 9 out of 60

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