Monday, January 19, 2015

Review: Ripper

RipperRipper by Isabel Allende
Translated from the Spanish by Oliver Brock and Frank Wynne
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I felt like this book started off very slowly. There was a lot of back-story on the various characters which we heard (I was listening to the audiobook) about in what seemed like tedious detail before anything much really happened. When the mystery that is the center-piece of the story finally got moving it was a much more interesting book. I also felt like the title was misleading as the novel has nothing at all to do with Jack the Ripper. The title comes from the name of an online role-playing game that had focused on the London killer, but when the novel starts the group has changed focus to a series of contemporary murders occurring in San Francisco.

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