Depth by Lev AC Rosen

Review of Depth by Lev AC Rosen: Future New York has been mostly submerged by massive tidal waves. People have stayed in the city though, living in the top halves of skyscrapers and travelling on bridges suspended above the water...


Title: Depth
Author: Lev AC Rosen
Genre: Fiction


Future New York has been mostly submerged by massive tidal waves. People have stayed in the city though, living in the top halves of skyscrapers and travelling on bridges suspended above the water.

Simone is a private detective working several cases, but the only one you care about is that maybe some buildings are water-tight down to the surface and MAYBE SOMETHING IS HIDDEN DOWN THERE.

This book was advertised as "genre-bending," but really it's 99% Very Slow Noir, 1% Post-Apocalyptic Fiction.

I also had problems with the way Rosen (a dude) wrote Simone's character. She thought about the curve of a man's thigh or the colour of the inside of his lip. What. Women do not think about those things. It was distracting.

Concept: A+

Setting: Fucking cool.

Actual Plot: Slow as molasses.

Characterization: Swing and a miss.

Admire the pretty cover, and then put it back on the shelf.




VERDICT:


1/5 Brass Knuckles


Full disclosure: I got it at the library, PHEW.



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