Sunday, June 14, 2009

The Big O


Monday, June 14, 2009

It is a small world.

When Karen meets Ray (in unusual circumstances), it turns out Karen works for the defrocked doctor who has hired Ray to kidnap the doctor's wife. And it keeps on going from there.

Everyone ties together in some strange way. Rossi is after Karen because she stole his motorcycle while he was in prison. Doyle, the burned out cop, has an eye for Ray, and that's what gets her involved.

This is a funny story. It is also violent. It's the story of an insurance scam gone awry, of crooked small timers who operate like the gang who couldn't shoot straight. And, for me at least, of an animal who gets justice in end.

The story unfolds in brief sections, each section from one character's point of view. In other words, the story is told through humorous character development most of all.

Nothing I can say about this book will give you a sense of its complexity or humor. If you like humorous noir, I recommend The Big O.

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