Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Book Review: “Breaking Point” by Gerard Brennan, 2014, Blasted Heath, Kindle Edition.

I like Blueberry Cheesecake. I’m sure many of your like Blueberry Cheesecake. Brian Morgan likes Blue Cheesecake. What’s that? It’s not BLUEBERRY CHEESECAKE; it’s a brand of weed known as ‘Blueberry Cheesecake’? Never mind.

Mr. Brennan’s novella is part buddy story; the story of a man, Brian Morgan, and his weed dealer. It also part love story; a man, Brian Morgan, who feels the need of taking a sabbatical from the chick he is shacking up with and also shagging, who at the same time isn’t quite sure he is the right guy to be the father of their unborn child … Never mind, this is the problem.

The novella starts off well enough, building slowly in small deliberate strokes into what appears to be a rather well-endowed character study of a normal man, his quirky drug dealer, his dominant hot spitfire of a love interest, the skimming of some of the icing on that cheesecake, and the gangsters who are looking to hurt them because of the shorting of their street merchandise.

But as can be the case with quickening foreplay, the climax comes before the money shot.

What made this story strong at the start clichés it in the end. The actual confrontation is forced making the ending predicable and almost soap opera-ish’.

I did want to like this book more but as can be the case with that really good looking girl you had the ‘hots’ for from afar --- the spark just wasn’t there.

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