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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

John Grisham's The Broker

今天总算把这本书听完了。可以用鸡肋来形容。其实结尾都猜得到。

讲故事最致命的缺陷是主要人物太无聊,让人无法产生同情和关心,那么这故事也就没法吸引读者。可见不管写什么故事,第一要务是人物,即使是用最廉价的手段也要骗取读者对主要人物的同情。

好玩的地方倒是后记,Grisham 承认自己对间谍啦,间谍战啦,高科技的间谍玩具啦,等等完全外行,如果小说里有什么描述跟现实吻合,那一定是瞎猫捉到了死老鼠。哈,他还挺有自知之明的。并且直承自己对意大利和意大利食物的热爱,这也是不用说就一目了然的了。

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Then you will not miss anything if you skip his Playing for Pizza.

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