I found The Marriage of True Minds (and Stephen Evans, himself) through RedRoom.com. I'd enjoyed his blog posts, both here and off-site, and when I saw his post from earlier in the week about the price ping pong for the Kindle version of his book I figured it was well worth my hard-earned $3.99 to take a flier on the novel.
And it certainly was. It was a blisteringly quick read. Very enjoyable, and incredibly smooth; the prose seemed to slip by, not quite frictionless, but approaching it. And I don't mean this in a bad way. It's the type of book you can picture being filmed. Mr. Evans has a keen ear for dialogue, especially the pitter patter of back-and-forth salvos and has a bit of a Sterniean talking at cross purposes going on in this book.
The two major characters are pretty well drawn and their inter-play keeps the book ticking. A few of the other characters, perhaps there's one I'm thinking of, seems like a fifth wheel, and he is, in the story, but even in the telling of the story you never believe him as more than a fifth wheel, so I found him slightly less substantial than the other characters, major and minor, in the book, but that's one minor nit to pick, because otherwise I was really happy to have spent my time reading this book.
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