All the Time in the World

My taste in reading material is wide and varied: SF/fantasy/"speculative fiction", mysteries (police procedurals, mostly), history, fanfic, straight fiction, smutty vampire books, biographies, poetry, cereal boxes, assembly instructions, the fine print, and your mind.

Dead and Gone

Dead and Gone - Andrew Vachss Once you've read a number of the Burke books, you can pretty much anticipate how it's going to play out - the roles of the usual cast of characters, if not the nuts and bolts of how this particular plot will be resolved. (Actually, this one surprised me a little in the denouement.)

I was pretty uncomfortable with Burke's relationship with Gem - her infantilization. Come to think of it, all of his relationships with women have a similar tone, if I recall correctly. I would have to go back and re-read to be sure, and honestly, I'm not sure that I'm up for it. I appreciate Vachss' commitment to the Children of the Secret, and the dedication of his main character to ridding the world of sexual predators, but I don't know that I want to re-immerse myself in Burke's world.

Although I do also appreciate how much he loves his dog.