Monday, March 24, 2014
VIVA LA MADNESS - J J Connolly
The sequel to 'Layer Cake'. We have the unnamed hero brought out of drug dealer retirement in the Caribbean for a big score back in England.
We have a big cast of London and South American crooks. One set of crooks have ripped off another set of crooks and there is potentially a billion dollars up for grabs.
There is great dialogue and spectacular random violence. For me its the dialogue that makes the book, it sparkles.The entire thing is very "Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels" and is brilliantly entertaining until the last twenty pages when it seems the author decided that he needed to go to the pub and just ended it. The wrap is too cute and leaves several threads hanging. This may mean another book but it was a bit of a disappointment as I was expecting several nasty individuals to get their deserts.
Good fun but don't read if really foul language offends.