The Longest Night by Gary Dini hardly kept my attention. I found myself falling asleep while reading it. The chapters were way too long. As an example, the Prologue is fifty-five pages, and the entire book is 193 pages. The author did, however, give great background information for each character which made it easier to relate to them throughout the story.
The story follows the Tremaine brothers Malcolm and Tristan. Malcolm is in a position of power for the duration of the story yet it originally said he was a recluse. Tristan is a more wild character. They travel through the mountains and come across a baby Yeti which they take it in and help it develop. What will happen to the Yeti? Can Malcolm and Tristan find a common ground?
Gary Dini wrote The Longest Night, and that it was. The book just droned on and on with insignificant characters. There were at least a dozen characters in this book, all of which were described in detail, which helped the reader to understand their history and where they were coming from. Even the tiniest of characters were developed only to play a short role in the story which left you wondering why the author took the time to develop the character in the first place. The characters seemed to have every tiny detail about their lives told in a long chapter. The chapters were way too long and bounced around a lot. There were ten chapters total but some of the chapters were divided by stars or locations of the characters within a single chapter and seemed to just go on forever. For example, it bounced from the Honduras Jungle to Khan’s office, from New York to the caves in the mountains that the strike teams were waiting for orders in hopes of launching an attack. The breaks were too much and too frequent to follow the storyline. I’m sorry, but I did not like this book and cannot recommend it.
- Paperback: 394 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (February 27, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 145635292X
- ISBN-13: 978-1456352929
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Books in the Vampire Tale series in the order they should be read:
The Longest Night