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Of course, with O’Sullivan being known as the greatest snooker player who’s ever lived, there are a couple of references to the game throughout.
Fairly functional crime thriller in which a young nightclub owner has to prove the innocence of his younger brother who has been accused of murder.Frankie gets himself into lots of scrapes and some unfortunate situations as the story progresses and I actually believed in him as a character and wanted him to find those answers and come out on top. Good descriptions, realistic vernacular (the tone of the story is exactly how Ronnie The Rocket sounds in interviews). Starts off gritty, as life in the mean streets of London's SOHO district bring a snooker club owner and a "Family" into tight conflict.
Well, if you'd asked me at about page 250, I'd have given this two stars, but the book redeems itself somewhat with a far tighter last section. None of these period details ever pays off in any way, nor do they serve to ground the story in any real sense of place and time. It's a sad fact that, although the always-contactable world in which we live is great for accessing cat memes, or telling your MP to go fuck herself because you're sad about the new Ghostbusters movie, it's utter death for any suspenseful thriller, and winding the clock back to before mobiles exist is a fairly common trope for avoiding such complications. This is a reputation I haven't exactly helped since I became the world's leading expert on the literary career of Steve Bruce.The story is as seen by Frankie and the characters are all introduced and explained in a way the reader can easily assimilate into the story line. This is a fast paced debut novel from Ronnie O’Sullivan (Snooker Player) which grips you right from the start to the very end, I enjoyed it and will read the next one "Double Kiss" (book 2 in the Soho Nights series. When this book debuted I was excited to read it, however for various reasons it sat on my shelf since 2017 until a few days ago when I got round to reading it.
No, in the end, Framed's worst offence might be its rote premise and perfunctory execution, but neither crime stops it from racking up a few thrills.Be advised though that there is a lot of bad language, but for me this made the story more gritty and real. p>Read about how we’ll protect and use your data in our Privacy Notice. You can believe, from the first chapter onward, that this story was written by someone who knows his way around in the dark and who has used a cue stick for something other than moving a cue ball.