I am not good at picking up style, just what I like and don't like. I thought he was very descriptive and I liked his telling the story from a 3rd party except even that got a little "different" when he quit describing the characters and slipped into the family drive through LA. I followed right along though so I can't complain. I didn't think I liked detective stories but since he called this one I may change my mind. I didn't find this a "who done it". He did keep me interested enough to read straight through the book which is a plus for me. If I get bored I switch books back and forth. He does tend to show the hard side of life, which I usually avoid with reading fantasy. He is not much of a romantic which isn't to my liking but I can't fault his truthfulness.
"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went." Will Rogers
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