Sunday, 6 December 2009
Violence In Quiet Places - Jack Trevor Story
Another Sexton Blake by JTS. There is little to say about this title that I have not already said about previous ones in the series. It is a typical Story setting, witty with dark undertones, entertaining, and it makes use of a simple but effective twist in the story. We really do need a lot more of this type of work today, but the dictates of the market (that is, the dull bean counters who run publishers) will not allow for such work to be produced. It might not be high literature (thank goodness, as most of what passes for that these days is shite), but it is good writing and it is entertaining – of far greater worth to literary culture than the latest garbage with a celebrity’s name on the cover.