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Caribbean Rim (A Doc Ford Novel Book 25) Kindle Edition
“Hats off to White for combining suspense and madcap adventure with such dexterity...Being an under-the-radar kind of guy, Doc Ford is likely not too happy at the way his adventures keep turning up on best-seller lists, but he’d better deal with it; the trend isn’t about to change.”—Booklist
About the Author
George Guidall is one of the foremost narrators in the audiobook industry, having recorded more than 800 unabridged novels. His 40-year career includes leading roles on- and off-Broadway and numerous appearances in film and television. He has won an Obie Award for best performance. --This text refers to the audioCD edition.
- ASIN : B072SSKQJZ
- Publisher : G.P. Putnam's Sons (March 13, 2018)
- Publication date : March 13, 2018
- Language : English
- File size : 3038 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 333 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #112,763 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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This book is full of jump cuts in story, geography and character development. The plot is silly and the bad guys are complete caricatures. If he wrote this - shame on him and his Publisher. If he did not write it, and it was just kluged together from co- author input - shame on all of them.
I've been a fan of this author for a long time. I couldn't write a book. It's got to be difficult. His early Doc Ford books and magazine articles were thoughtful, insightful and wonderfully engaging reading. But recently, each piece of work reads like a slapped together treatment for a screenplay. "North of Havana", "Ten Thousand Islands", "Shark River", "Mangrove Coast"...all representative of the fine writing that brought Mr. White to the forefront. Over the last few years, he seems to have reverted to the lazy slap-dash scribbling of his nom de gurerre action novels (Randy Striker, Carl Ramm) . Even if Mr. White no longer cares about Tomlinson and Doc Ford, we do. Take a break Mr. White and go fishing. Find your Muse. Write by yourself on an island instead of sitting in your restaurant. Go find Doc Ford again and tell us a serious story... he is not a frivolous character, and you lost him in this book.
In "Caribbean Rim", Doc looks into a theft from his old buddy Carl Fitzpatrick and before we know it, we are in a tale of stolen doubloons, back-stabbing characters, crazy islanders, and several subplots not worth mentioning. The story is choppy, disjointed and downright scattered, often to a point of distraction. It lacks a compelling and cohesive plot, and has a dearth of suspense and thrills. It reads like a Doc Ford mystery for early teens. There were days I just let the book lay unread because I was not invested in the characters or the plot. If you are a long time fan of the Doc Ford series, do yourself a favor and skip this one.
Sadly, as I finished the book, I concluded that he probably must have just written this book in a two or three month period. Young and hungry Randy Stryker was able to work under such a time restraint and still pump out an absolutely acceptable D and F pulp novel and satisfy everyone’s genre expectations. That’s not the case with RWW in 2018 writing an expected NYT bestseller for Putnam.
Here’s the kicker: that’s okay. Sh*t happens, and I’m still totally going to buy the next book when it comes out—I love the Dinkin’s Bay crew too much not to. That said, I hope this book is just a one-off from the author that is (still) the rightful heir to John D. MacDonald’s literary legacy and a glorious raconteur of Florida’s weird and beautiful spirit.