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Crime Novel? Why not just Novel?,
This review is from: The 25th Hour (Hardcover)
I understand the pressures of marketing and "niching" every product for specific customers, but it's a shame when literary works are unfairly categorized...: this is a wonderful novel, but it's not a crime novel. Personally, I like crime novels and I like literary novels, but I could see how some people might be irritated by false advertising. Don't expect a murder mystery or gunfights or car chases-- THE 25TH HOUR is about the consequences of crime, not crime itself. As such it succeeds brilliantly.
Read it for what it is, an exceptional book about young men and women trapped in a desperate situation.