When I say that you “start to pick details”, I have probably also given you an idea of the reading experience; the style is not simple, sometime the characters, mainly Bryn and Detective Rutland, start a flow of thoughts or words that is almost like a torrent, and like the one fictional character in front of them, also the reader on the other side of the page would probably like to take a breath, but it’s not possible, and the same narrative voice is almost running, to not let you have neither a second. You are there trying to collect all the pieces, and suddenly you have almost finished the novel, and the solving of the mystery somewhat is no more important, since all the details you collected give you a better puzzle than the “simple” murder you were trying to solve.
Murder in the Magick Club is not a linear mystery novel where you have a clue here and there, and you more or less arrive to the end with a 50/50 possibility to find the villain, it’s more like a melting pot of characters, and among them neither one is fully villain or fully good guy. Actually I think that most of them would require a some sort of therapy, physical or mental. It’s for sure dark humour and you have not to be scared to laugh of inappropriate things, otherwise you will feel really guilty upon finishing this novel if you liked it.
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Paperback: 354 pages
Publisher: BookSurge Publishing (May 3, 2009)
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