Sunday, November 16, 2008

A Drink Before the War A Drink Before the War by Dennis Lehane

My review

rating: 3 of 5 stars
This is the first book in the Kenzie-Genarro series, but I actually read it after I read Gone Baby Gone, which I enjoyed much more than this one. Perhaps because Lehane had already introduced his characters, he wasted much less time in exposition and backstory. I found the background about Kenzie's father tiresome, and it lacked the emotional resonance that Lehane no doubt intended. The book also seemed preachy.

Nonetheless, Lehane knows how to tell a story, and this one zipped right along.

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