Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Book #2 - Jinn

Jinn is a first novel by writer Matthew Delaney.  It is a strange novel
that follows in the footsteps of the works of Stephen King, Dean Koontz,
and John Connelly. Jinn blends modern horror with police procedural in a
longish tale of reincarnation and demonology. I am not sure if I actually
like this book. I enjoyed the first 400 pages immensely, but the last 150
were trite and simplistic. It felt as if Delaney really couldn't figure
out a way to end the book and went with sappiness over the gritty darkness
that led up to the conclusion. Overall, I would be interested in reading
another book by this writer, but I hope that maturity helps him craft a
more engaging work than Jinn.

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