- Paperback: 703 pages
- Publisher: iUniverse, Inc. (March 25, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0595332927
- ISBN-13: 978-0595332922
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.8 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 8 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,835,005 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Love, Death, and Other War Stories: Tales of Crime and Punishment in the Wild West Paperback – March 25, 2005
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About the Author
Victor Cass was born in 1968 in Kingsville, Texas, and raised in Pasadena, California. He is a 12-year-veteran of the Pasadena Police Department, having been a street cop in the Northwest neighborhood, and a detective, assigned to Bunco-Major Theft. He lives in Pasadena.
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Cass appears to be attempting to take some of his police experiences and literally transform them to the written page. The result is amateurish, dull, and prosaic. Joseph Wambaugh was so successful in his police novels, because first of all, he was a talented writer, and second, he embellished and created real entertaining stories from his police experiences.
I admit I only read about fifty pages of this book, and skimmed through the rest. It was too long, too tedious, and all that literal radio traffic dialogue made me insane. When I was a deputy sheriff working patrol for seven years, I had to listen to the police radio every day. When I read a book, I don't want to read an exact replica of what I've been listening to at work for eight hours. An escapist novel, it ain't. There are good descriptions of actual Pasadena locations, although a travelogue would do the same job.
My copy of this tome makes a good door stop.
Victor Cass is a true storyteller able to get and hold your attention to the end, and leaves you wanting and waiting for more.