Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Review: The Nine Bears (The Other Man) by Edgar Wallace

Title: The Nine Bears
Series: Detective Sgt. (Insp.) Elk
Author: Edgar Wallace
Read copy: eBook (Kindle)
Published: May 16, 2015
Publisher: Amazon

With the stealing of the fat Englishman's wallet by Gregory Silinski, commences this extraordinary story of crime. Who are the Nine Bears? Who is Hyatt and the Man of the Eiffel Tower? And where is “LOLO” the secret rendezvous of the Nine? These are only a few of the facers that confront T. B. Smith, Assistant Commissioner from Scotland Yard, until the final dramatic scene aboard the “mad battleship.”

My rating:

DNF @ 25%

Edgar Wallace used to be one of my favorite authors while growing up; I couldn't stop borrowing his books from the library...So what the heck happened?

I couldn't finish it. I simply couldn't. I barely got through the first couple of chapters.

I had no idea who was talking at different points in a conversation. Everybody acted so over-the-top I wanted to pound my Kindle against my head, and any slower it would've been going backwards.

So what happened to make me lose that childhood enthusiasm for this author? Did I get older? Or have I, in the meantime, discovered more "modernly" written books? No idea.


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