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Burial - Neil Cross

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Genre: Fiction / Author: Neil Cross / Paperback / 320 Pages / Book is published 2009-01-05 by Simon & Schuster

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      25.11.2009 01:08
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      Peter James Is A Liar!!! LOL!!!

      I got Burial from the charity shop for 99p, one of the quotes on the cover was from Peter James saying words to the effect that it was the best book he's read in a long time. I've read loads of Peter James books and think he's wicked so thought I was on to a winner after his recommendation!

      I didn't think it was that good though and it was a bit of a boring book. The story is mainly about Nathan, at the beginning of the book he's a go-for at a local radio station. His idiot boss invites him and his girlfriend to a party, he's decided he's going to dump his girlfriend so when he meets up with a 19 year old girl Nathan and another man called Bob go off for a bit of a share and share alike with her.

      The girl dies in Bobs car after they've both had sex with her and the men decide to bury her in the woods. This all happens in the first bit of the book, then the middle is about Nathan trying to move on and then he bumps back into Bob again and things start unravelling for Nathan again.

      I don't think it was very tense and didn't care at all about Nathan so the whole block of the book that dealt with him coming close to a breakdown was lost on me. He wasn't that likeable and I even hoped he'd get caught in the finish.

      Some emotions were dealt with like guilt and fear, but there was no curiosity in the book. Neither of the men wondered why Elise had died and even though Nathan cared, he didn't come across as very sympathetic. Bob was a horrible character and I reckon he was written well because I think he was supposed to be horrible! He's studing ghosts and is a proper smarmy bloke and one I hated from the first time he come into the story.

      The character I liked was Nathan's wife, I can't say a lot about her because that might spoil the story but she's a good lady who cares very much about Nathan even though he doesn't deserve her love.

      The story didn't interest me that much and I couldn't get into it. I thought it was boring and another thing that spoilt it was that the first few chapters are so good and then it goes downhill. I kept reading and hoping for the pace to pick up again but it never does, the last few pages are ok but not very realistic.

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