Rezension zu "Last Night Out: Special 5 Year Anniversary Edition" von Ty Schwamberger
As the author suggests in his after-word, some people will love this story while others may hate it. While I don't really hate 'Last Night Out', I must admit I was disappointed by the book.
First, I did not like any of the three main characters - I didn't understand how they could be friends at all considering their constant nagging at each other, be it verbal or physical. At least the bartender didn't pretend to be anything different than he was - a complete nut-case. The writing was OK, but considering I read a 5th anniversary edition the story would have deserved some careful polishing in the way of spell-checking and general editing.
The crazy plot was definitely up to something and could have provided a simple, 'clean' and mean little gore-fest destined for pure entertainment, but IMHO it tripped over it's own ambitions. Sometimes less is more, and this story would definitely have benefited from less. Strip the unnecessary dialogue, nagging and thinking, maybe even to the length of a short story, and this could be turned into some really mean stuff.
(I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review)