Tuesday, July 20, 2010
The Empty Trap (1957)
A fun read and a genuine page-turner. A hotel manager steals his boss's wife and his boss's money and makes his way to Mexico. What happens next is gruesome, unexpected, and slightly over-written. Whenever John D. wrote about Mexico he tended to romanticize the place and its people, something he never did when writing about America. It's a flaw, but a minor one.