Thursday, March 13, 2014

Richard Price: Samaritan

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Lately I've just needed some fiction. Years and years ago I read Richard Price's "Clockers," which I think eventually became a movie, and really enjoyed it. Sometime after that I bought "Samaritan" and it sat on my shelf for years. In between library books, I"m *still trying to read all the books on my shelves, so last week I pulled "Samaritan" out. I remember hearing something about it not being super good- I don't know if it was from my dad or a reviewer or what, but it was really good, for the first 2/3 of the book. After that, the main character really started to wear on me and I wanted it to end. What can you say about a book that you can't put down for 300 pages that still has 100 to go? Certainly can't say it's a bad book, but a disappointing one for sure. You get all would up and involved and then such a let down while you hope for the best at the end. If you fancy a free read, it's by my front door.


thb said...

THB has not read nor bought Samaritan. THB has read Clockers and Lush Life, much preferring Clockers. THB will not be reading Samaritan.