No Such Creature by Giles Blunt is a crime drama about two thieves who are about to end up in over their heads.
0 out of 10 stars. This was so slow. I couldn’t read past a third of the book and in that third, nothing happened.
On the west coast, 18 year old Owen and his great uncle Max Maxwell rob rich people. They’re not particularly likable characters. They rob a Republican fundraiser in San Francisco, then head toward Las Vegas in their RV.
On the east coast, Zig Zigler and Clem are looking for who stole diamonds from their mob boss. They’re torturing and killing everyone they interrogate, including the innocent.
I would assume that Owen and his uncle are at some point going to encounter Zig and Clem. But I really don’t care and couldn’t stick with the book long enough.
The story is told from an omniscient viewpoint. It’s hard to get attached to characters in this viewpoint. It also does not read like any of Giles Blunt’s novels which makes me think this is a ghost writer using Giles Blunt’s fame. Lame.
0 out of 10 stars. I didn’t like any of the characters and kept waiting for it to get better. It didn’t. Max is a British Shakespearean actor and very cliche. So were the two thugs. Giles Blunt is Canadian so he apparently knows nothing about Americans.
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