Wednesday, July 4, 2012
My Goodreads Review of "Killing the Blues", by Michael Brandman
Robert B. Parker's Killing The Blues by Michael Brandman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I thought this was a great addition to the Jesse Stone series. I agree that Michael Brandman captured the late Robert Parker's style very well, and he does his portrayal of the character justice. Jesse Stone is a flawed character with enough virtues to balance out his flaws a little, unlike the character in the tv movies. I think he's written a bit too much on the miserable side for tv, but that's just my opinion. The story was solid from beginning to end, with just enough of the relationships between Jesse, Molly, and Suitcase featured to flesh out the characters. It was nice to see some of the other recurring characters as well (Gino Fish and councilman Hasty, for example) written with most of their nuances intact. I did miss Sunny Randall, as it seems that Mr. Brandman is choosing a different direction than Mr. Parker was going with Jesse's personal life. But if the future stories are as good as this one was, I think I'll get over it.
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