by Scott Meyer
|Out of Spite, Out of Mind|
I wish I could say that the whole is better than the sum of its parts, but this is the weakest book in the series. It had a high bar to meet since this is an incredibly fun and inventive series, but it doesn't quite make it. The individual stuff is funny or at least entertaining, but it never coalesces into a whole. The stuff with Brit felt forced and the present day bits fizzled out without going anywhere.
This felt like a transitional book - something needed to get us from one place to another, but lacking the oomph to stand on its own. I am always happy to revisit this world and these characters and Luke Daniels is a talented narrator, but this one isn't quite on par with the rest of the series.
Five stars by the skin of its teeth.
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