very disjointed, jumbled and feels unfinished somehow. Also I was crossing my fingers for no weird alien/UFO theories, didn’t work, and that was the nail in the coffin. The cases are most of them slightly interesting, some are very intersting – but not enough of them to save this book.
there was a few really well composed casefiles, and they earned all the stars. sadly it is in general just incredibly uninteresting and repetitive.
I feel like I should add that it sounds like I didn’t know what I was getting myself into when I claim that thorough retelling of cases is boring. Problem is the book rarely takes a different take than any other book, it doesn’t bring anything new to the table.
If i wanted to read an essay, I would have bought me a collection of essays.
Such a damn shame, because I really, really wanted to like this book.
So this book was so mediocre that I apparently didn’t even bother writing something when I finished. I do love true crime stories and theories (more or less sane) about cold cases… but this book did not bring anything new to the table, and as far as I can see he wrote like a fuckton of these – I honestly reads like a wiki copypaste thing – just don’t bother.