Book Review : Jack Spade: Dream Detective by Carl A. Chase


Book: Jack Spade: Dream Detective

Author: Carl A. Chase

Plot:  James Harper has a world of dreams that moves with him everywhere and in this dream world he is not James Harper but an aced detective by the name Jack Spade. Right now jack spade is a very strange case that revolve around his new girlfriend Lauren Jefferson. A case where a young socialite is found murdered leaving a whole lot of chaos back.

Rating: 3.55

A vintage Detective

first of all a huge thanks to the author for providing me with the copy of the book

I absolutely loved the theme and concept of the book. It is brilliant, brainy, creative and something unique.The execution may not be that awesome but is not bad too. I found the book fair enough.

The book is more like a simpler version of inception. Going into dream of a dream. There are two parallel stories and characters running the show and while at times it becomes hard to track, the book in general brings a good story.

All i could think of saying is that maybe the book needs a little more of polishing but otherwise with a new concept and idea at hand, the book does manages to shine and impress. Since the book carries two heavyweight stories and character set, it required a little more attention because right now one of the story outshines and beats the other one. so basically what i am saying is that one half of the book is super impressive, well crafted and cut to perfection but the other half is a bit unfinished and left in the middle and requires a little more attention.I felt that towards the end,things seemed to be a little rushed

The book has a good core and uses two parallel stories and while one half needs a bit more attention, the other half is the star of the book and what makes it worthy. In fact i felt that the book could have sufficed without going into two parallel story mode and just adhering to the stronger story to make it a perfect book but having said so the book still is a good one to give a try where the settings take you back in time. Language and narration is good.