Wednesday, December 10, 2008

A Jolly Good Fellow by Stephen V. Masse

A Jolly Good Fellow by Stephen V. Masse is a short novel that describes a bungled kidnapping. The narrator has been down on his luck since his failed relationship with a woman. He needs to make some quick money and decides the easiest route will be through kidnapping a politician's son. The boy comes with him easily which is the first of many surprises.

This is an interesting premise and the main character is complex. The conflict he has between caring for the kid and trying to protect his "investment" is well done. The only major criticism I have is that the big surprise doesn't make much sense particularly as we are constantly told how much preparation he had done before the kidnapping. That being said an nice character study.


Note: this was provided for review purposes by a PR outfit.

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