I just finished reading my first book as part of the Penguin bloggers promotion, Loser’s Town (Amazon). Unlike other book reviews, like ones you may have written in grade school, I’m not going to rehash the entire book for you. Nor am I going to offer a general recommendation to any and everyone reading this.
You will like this book though if you are into gritty, dark, crime and mystery novels.
I can’t say that this is a genre that I am completely familiar with, at least the more modern offers of such. I grew up reading mystery novels of the Rex Stout variety, so this novel was a bit of a change.
That being said I did enjoy reading it. It was the perfect type of book for a long weekend. I can see it being very popular vacation reading.
Loser’s Town appears to be the first in a new series featuring the main character, David Spandau. He’s an interesting character, and I look forward to seeing him developed further.
My one criticism is with the author’s opinion that the reader needs to be shocked into seeing how gritty the book’s setting is. With gratuitous sex scenes, that seem to serve no purpose, and language thatattempts to be “street” but just comes across as stilted and forced, Depp would do better to work on his prose then pure shock.