Book Review - Storm Front by John Sandford
Usually I'm happy after reading one of the Virgil Flowers novels from John Sandford. His latest, Storm Front, was the first where I came away with a "meh" feeling. It was hard to get vested in any of the characters or the plot, and the comedic angle seemed to be overplayed. I know that the Flowers character is much more irreverent and carefree than his Davenport partner, but this was just... off.
After reading Storm Front, I learned that Sandford is going the route of having some of his books ghosted by other writers so he can crank out more titles per year. While I don't see any specific statement that Storm Front fell into this category, it would explain the "off-ness" of this particular installment. I hope that's not the case, as the Flowers series was a lot of fun to read. I had already burned out on the Davenport series, as they were becoming more uninteresting and convoluted with each new installment. If Flowers starts to go down the same direction, I will probably spend my time reading other stuff (because I'm SO behind on my reading piles). I'll try the next novel when it comes out, and that will likely make my mind up.
Obtained From: Library