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Wanna Get Lucky? Hardcover – Bargain Price, May 11, 2010
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In the latter part of the book there are stretches of empty exposition and mundane dialog, such as:
"I called the office `Anybody looking for me?' I asked Miss Patterson when she answered. `Funny you should ask ...'"
Clichés such as "a flurry of activity" and "as good as his word" are used to carry action forward. Cars "screech to a stop" and a "chariot awaits" while "masses of humanity" are "teaming." By the end I was skipping pages. I agree with the other reviewer who said an editor was needed.
The bit with the big, strong, armed security guards failing to save their comrade from the boa constrictor was totally unrealistic, but it was still fun.
The book needs a good line editor. There were several (20 or more) instances where a completely wrong word was in a sentence, as if a spell check program was given free rein (always a mistake!) One guffaw-worthy example is when another character meets the heroine and a man, and demands, 'Whore you?' It took me a moment to realize the other woman meant 'Who're you?'
The characters were complete unbelievable stereotype cartoons. To the casino head known as the "Big Boss", to Lucky's brothel owning mother, to the out of towner security guard with connections even the police cant get, I really think Joseph Finder put a wig on and wrote this book. Lucky is a hotel "problem solver" who can apparently resolve any issue anywhere, anytime. Young Police Detectives "perk up like puppies" when the infamous Hotel employee "Lucky" reluctantly agrees to "solve this thing" regarding the murder of her friend. Lucky later enters a hotel suite where she is greeted by "Big burly security guards" who tell them an ANACONDA is currently in the process of killing a fellow security guard, while they stand calmly by and do nothing, Lucky takes their gun and shoots the snake in the head......Really?Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Enjoyed the read all the way through. I found the presentation of Vegas and environs believably portrayed and the storylines entertaining.Published 2 hours ago by Mary E. F.
I was intrigued at first by the mystery of the death but the story soon left me wanting more. Some fun moments with an assortment of odd characters and the Vegas Casinos inner... Read morePublished 8 hours ago by Ranna
Ran across this series a few years ago and fell in love with the books and the characters. Great story told in a way that makes you want to catch a plane and go find Lucky. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Gail Hodges
Storyline kept me coming back. Now I need to ready the continuing story.Published 2 days ago by teveho
A great idea of what life at Vegas is like, with a great, satisfying finish. The author writes vsry well and keeps up the suspensePublished 4 days ago by Bill Plotter