Friday, March 29, 2013
In the end I was just kind of “meh” about this book. There’s nothing wrong with it. Rankin is a good writer and Rebus is an interesting guy and a bit easier to take now that he’s sobered up somewhat. Clarke still has a bit of a chip on her shoulder but that’s to be expected. I just couldn’t get very invested in them and what they were up to. And so then what’s the point? I guess I am breaking up with mysteries. This must be the part where I say “It’s not you, it’s me.”
Here’s something: All the Rebus novels are set in Edinburgh. Rankin’s website has lots of good stuff about Edinburgh, about Rebus and his origins, and about Scottish literature. It also includes an interactive map where you can follow Rebus around the city and a Rebus playlist for Spotify (Rebus is a huge music fan).
(Book 10, 2013)