Sunday, June 6, 2010
It's for books like this that you hold back words. Words like awesome, brilliant, perfectly conceived, monumental. The best thing I've read by John D. MacDonald, though not the most entertaining. This is one long, bleak novel. It profiles the residents, mostly retired, of a cheaply constructed condominium on Florida's Gulf coast, as a devastating storm slowly approaches. One day, when I finish all his books, I'll be able to truly rank them, but this will definitely be up there.