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Short Story, Trying to Be Clever Ending Makes It Not Worthwhile
Reviewed in the United States on June 29, 2019
291 was an okay read for the most part, with an ending that just tries to be clever, but by doing so makes earlier parts of the story make little sense, especially when we first enter the river. It's also main problem is that the middle aged rookie cop isn't a likable guy at all. 291 is a police car that was on patrol when a long term serving police officer gets out of it and goes down a dark alley and comes off second best to a perp, who we learn nothing about their motives and why they don't just flee like that officer expected them to. Now a new rookie is encountering problem after problem with the vehicle. It's almost like it doesn't like him at all.