I had very mixed feelings about Flicker
. It's a great read, with some
wonderfully memorable characters and lots of interesting detail about the
film world in the United States in the 50s and 60s (not a subject I know
much about, but I imagine film buffs will enjoy it even more than I did).
The plot, however, is centred on a grand international conspiracy and
just doesn't carry its weight. The problem isn't so much that it strains
suspension of disbelief, though it does fit oddly with the realism of
the rest of the novel, but that it just isn't interesting: Another
international conspiracy dating back to the Cathars
and the Templars?
. I think Flicker
would have been much better as a "straight"
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