Thursday, December 11, 2008

#44 - Twisting the Rope

Twisting the Rope is the followup to R. A. MacAvoy's first novel, Tea With the Black Dragon that I recently covered. This one is more of an attempt at a murder mystery novel in addition to some of the suspense created in the first book. On its own I'd have to say it is an average story, after reading the first it is only marginally better. Tea With the Black Dragon was a very quick read and had solid pacing whereas Twisting the Rope tried to be a bit more ambitious and fell short. The two books really aren't connected in any meaningful way so it really isn't a continuation of the first tale, it's worth reading to be complete but not necessary. I'm going to make this my first Neutral Recommendation.

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