[Novel] Black Lightning (John Saul)


John Saul’s books are just as pulp as a random horror movie — and this novel about a loose serial killer is no exception — but that very simplicity and the flow of his prose seem to make me come back to him over and over again.

Positive: Negative:
Easy to digest, flowing prose
Generic, predictable story
Likable, realistic characters Generic, predictable plot
Feels like a B horror movie


One thought on “[Novel] Black Lightning (John Saul)

  1. I just finished reading this book. It was pretty good until last few chapters, where it seems like the author either painted his plot into a corner, ran out of time to finish the book, or simply stopped caring. It’s a shame, because I thought he did a pretty good job developing a number of the characters and settings.


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