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Victorian Squid wrote:
Just about, yeah, but the next volume should really try to open the scope of the book more...I don't feel very articulate at the moment so I can't be much clearer right now.
Writing crime fiction is hard, it's much more difficult than people imagine when readers are even moderately well-versed in the genre, to keep them interested. Sometimes it falls to characters, and in Lawless I felt like I had seen them all many times.
Well, I agree completely. I could never figure out why Bru kept saying that Tracy Lawless was his most popular character in the Criminal universe. "Huh?" I kept saying to myself. Tracy was easily my least favorite protagonist, and his first arc, Lawless, remains my least favorite Criminal arc.