5th in the series. In this book the character development took a step up. Perhaps slightly less disturbing then Flesh House. Still quite funny. These books are not for everyone however they are great if you have a twisted sense of humor.
This has got to be my least favorite in this series as of yet. If this had been the first book I'd read, I'm not sure that I would have continued on with the series. That being said, I still liked it. It was still a good read, but I felt that it lacked some of the realistic feel of the books before it. Sort of like how a television show about something is never how that thing is in real life. I found myself thinking that some of the reactions and decisions that the characters made(in particular, the main character Logan McRae) were unlikely, as if deliberately and inelegantly setting up drama to be cultivated in the future.
Nevertheless, I will continue to read these wonderful books. The next one, Dark Blood, is off to a promising start. I love Stuart MacBride's writing style, and often I find myself stunned by his wonderful, hilariously accurate metaphors. As each book starts, I find myself eager to find out what has happened in the characters' lives since the last book ended. All around, this series is definitely a worthy read.
This novel is brutal , violent and almost pornographic in its descriptions. Not in the same league as Ian Rankin, more like Val Mc Dermit. Dont read it on a full stomach
MacBride is always a good read in the tradition of Ian Rankin - for Scottish Crime novels.
One of my favorite series is Stuart MacBride’s police procedural set in Aberdeen, Scotland and this, the fifth entry into the series continues the high level of entertainment that I’ve come to expect. These gritty, dark stories filled with the blackest of humor show us a slice of life in and about the business of policing a society that doesn’t seem to appreciate the effort. Filled with unforgettable characters, and dialogue that practically jumps off the page, these books are a real treat.
Blind Eye has the Granite City on edge as someone is targeting polish immigrants in a bizarre fashion. Gouging out their eyes and leaving them to be found in abandoned buildings. With the victims too scared to talk, the police are at their wits end. At the same time trouble is brewing amongst the gangs of the city with newcomers looking to take over, and DS Logan McRae is angling for a promotion and looking for ways to get results. The rumours of police corruption isn’t helping matters at all.
Fast paced and attention grabbing, Blind Eye was an exciting and fun read. There is a high level of gore and violence, but actually, I think he toned this down a bit from his last book. I try to space these books out and reward myself with them every now and again. I would recommend reading this series from the beginning in order not to miss the excellent character development in these riveting books.
I've tried Ian Rankin's books and I just cannot get into them. Accidently discovered MacBride and I've been hooked ever since.
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