Book Review #1453
Demolition Angel by Robert Crais
Rating: two stars (out of four)
I read this for my Category Fiction class in graduate school. It was interesting to examine this thriller from a writer’s perspective and see how the author planted pieces of information throughout. Crais also did a good job of keeping the novel suspenseful by always keeping the villain in readers’ minds without actually having him present. And it was definitely good at drawing readers into the story and leaving them guessing. It was by far the most exciting story we read for this class. And one of the few that I actually enjoyed.
Though some of the suspense was a little much for me in that it was always so continuous and reading it was almost on the verge of being uncomfortable. I sped through it in a short amount of time because I really wanted to see how everything ended. Though I did think the very end was a bit of a letdown after all of the suspense. It resolved far too quickly. Drama = drama = drama = drama = oh, things are fine now. Eh, not so much. Still, even though I enjoyed this novel and thought it was well-written, it’s not something I’d particularly recommend and I’m not going to seek out more books by this author. It was a nice foray into the adult fiction world, but I’m much happier in YA.