“I slapped its side like van people do and it boomed faintly in response.”
Now, one of the hallmarks and glories of the Lee Child style is its self-evident simplicity. SVO sentences. When things get exciting, he drops the subject. But when the guy slaps the side of the van “like van people do” you see the self-evident hardening into something dangerously close to self-parody.
February 14, 2011, 8:07am Comments