Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Book #44 – Shot of Tequila

61661090[1] My second JA Konrath after I enjoyed Whiskey Sour. Shot of Tequila is silly, unbelievably, and not that connected to reality, but kind of funny. A mob collection guy named Tequila turns out to be the good guy, getting framed for robbing his boss. With almost superhuman abilities, he manages to outwit the mob chasing him as well as Lt. Jack Daniels.

It’s not a great piece of literature, but it’s fun. I enjoyed reading the book, with enough stereotypes among the various criminals and enough plot lines that magically sync up to be a good read if you don’t take it too seriously. It’s not quite as silly as Tim Dorsey’s novels, but it’s not that far off.

Instead we have a wild ride as we have groups chasing each other, running into each other in contrived, but humorous situations. Not at all like Whiskey Sour, but I enjoyed it, especially the time inside Tequila’s mind as he tries to reconcile his job and past with his own moral code.

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