Don't waste your time Jan 6, 2008
So, here we are with this book called Frozen, by Jay Bonansinga. I don't know if Frozen is his first novel, but oh lord I hope so. I can only hope the amateurishness of this book can be explained by simple lack of experience. Maybe his other books (yeah, I checked, he has written a few others) get better. I don't even know where to begin complaining about this one. I really don't even know how I finished it. An FBI profiler is the main character. Totally two-dimensional, with baffling personality and tone changes throughout the book. He seems to have a personality disorder. Every other character in the book has a purpose. I mean, it seems as though every character we're introduced to is only there to fulfill some pre-determined, fated place in the story. The story is predictable from page one. This book did not grow from an idea and evolve; it was totally planned, outlined, rigidly pieced together. It feels contrived. Okay, okay, so its fiction, but still....the story doesn't feel fluid or even remotely believable. It seems like a bad 80's movie with Arnold. I'm so disappointed when an idea with potential gets mauled by some bad writer. I'm holding out hope that the next one will improve.