Sunday, October 10, 2010
Mini Review "Siren" by Tara Moss
The writing itself is good. I mean this is not fancy literary fare by any means but Moss's style is clear, smooth and enjoyable to read. The plot however is ridiculously over the top. I know I know, what did I expect? Well I guess I expected something a bit less far fetched. But hey these Tara Moss books are big sellers and they are fun.
If you like your thrillers with a seriously kick-ass and gorgeous heroine, who can escape from all sorts of improbable scenarios; dark and dramatic settings such as the redlight district of Paris; odd characters such as an incestuous cabaret troupe and a giant, disfigured, tortured-soul assassin who trails around after Mak for most of the book, then this one might be for you.
As a last word I couldn't help but compare Mak to one of my all time favourite literary characters, Sue Grafton's female PI Kinsey Millhone. If you like the private investigator crime genre, you really must check out the Alphabet Series by Sue Grafton.